Autor

Bartosz Kossowski

Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 42, pp. 2021–2031 

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study suggests that, similar to what is observed in substance and gambling addictions, the neural and behavioral mechanisms associated with the anticipatory processing of cues specifically predicting erotic rewards relate importantly to clinically relevant features of PPU - these findings suggest that PPU may represent a behavioral addiction.
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