Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2261–2264 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-1089-z COMMENTARY Hypersexuality: Equiﬁnal, Cohesive, Clinical Presentation or Symptom Cluster with Multiple Underlying Mechanisms? 1 1 Raymond A. Knight Franklyn J. Graham Received: 16 August 2017 / Accepted: 21 September 2017 / Published online: 6 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) provide an excellent importance. For them, the ﬁnal syndrome constitutes a cohesive summary of the controversies that surrounded the consideration clusterofbehaviorsandcognitionsworthyoffutureinvestigation. of hypersexuality disorder for the DSM-5, highlighting the lim- Moreover, they propose that this clinical presentation can best be ited data that exist in support of the proposed diagnostic criteria understood and investigated using the‘‘sexhavior cycle,’’which and illustrating how the data that do exist suggest multiple eti- includes the proposed constructs of cognitive abeyance and sex- ologies and theoretical conceptualizations for hypersexuality. ual incongruence. They are not explicit, however, about how this Despite detailing the variety of the theoretical conceptualizations conceptualization addresses the issue of the heterogeneity in the of hypersexuality, identifying the multiple ways in which it is clinical presentation of hypersexuality. measured and deﬁned, and speculating about multiple etiologies A contrasting perspective entertains the hypothesis that dis- (high impulsivity behavior primarily related to
Archives of Sexual Behavior – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 6, 2017
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