Topic

Brain Process

Tendencies Toward Internet-Pornography-Use Disorder: Differences in Men and Women Regarding Attentional Biases to Pornographic Stimuli

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2018 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(3):574-583

KEY FINDINGS
  • The results of this study showed a relationship between attentional bias and symptom severity of Internet-pornography-disorder partially mediated by indicators for cue-reactivity and craving.
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Predictors for (Problematic) Use of Internet Sexually Explicit Material: Role of Trait Sexual Motivation and Implicit Approach Tendencies Towards Sexually Explicit Material

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 24(3), pp. 180-202

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that trait sexual motivation and implicit approach tendencies towards sexual material are predictors of problematic use of sexually explicit material.
CATEGORIES

Methylation of HPA Axis Related Genes in Men With Hypersexual Disorder

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol. 80, pp. 67-73

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that male patients with hypersexual disorder had reduced levels of methylation; this is an important integrator of neuroendocrine stress responses in the brain, modulating behavior and the autonomic nervous system.
CATEGORIES

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

AUTHOR(S)

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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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