Topic

Addiction

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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Executive Functioning of Sexually Compulsive and Non-Sexually Compulsive Men Before and After Watching an Erotic Video

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 14 (3), pp. 347-354

KEY FINDINGS
  • Sexually compulsive subjects and controls performed similarly at baseline, but after watching an erotic video, controls performed better in cognative tests.
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Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in European Addiction Research, Vol. 23(1), pp. 1-6

KEY FINDINGS
  • Among those with higher levels of sexual compulsivity, greater attentional bias was linked with lower levels of sexual experience.
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Problematic Sexual Behavior in Young Adults: Associations Across Clinical, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive Variables

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Psychiatry Research, Vol. 246, pp. 230-235

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that study participants with problematic sexual behavior showed differences in impulsivity, decision making, spatial working memory, problem solving, and emotional dysregulation - these associations suggest a more salient impact than typical sexual behavior.
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Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Prefrontal And Limbic Volume and Interactions

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Human Brain Mapping, Vol. 38(3), pp. 1182-1190

KEY FINDINGS
  • Compulsive sexual behaivor is associated with elevated volumes in limbic regions relevant to motivational salience and emotion processing, and impaired functional connectivity between prefrontal control regulatory and limbic regions.
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Subjective Craving for Pornography and Associative Learning Predict Tendencies Towards Cybersex Addiction in a Sample of Regular Cybersex Users

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 23(4), pp. 342-360.

KEY FINDINGS
  • Results of this study showed an effect of subjective craving on tendencies towards cybersex addiction, moderated by associative learning. Thus, these findings indicate that such interactions might be crucial for the development of cybersex addiction.
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Examining Correlates of Problematic Internet Pornography Use Among University Students

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 5(2), pp. 179–191

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography addiction was foudn to be linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Addictive use of pornography was found to be linked to other substance addictions and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, gambling and video game use.
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