Moving Forward on Hypersexuality

Moving Forward on Hypersexuality Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2257–2259 COMMENTARY 1,2 Drew A. Kingston Received: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 August 2017 / Published online: 14 September 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) provided a comprehen- mental disorders used in the DSM-5 and ICD-10, the aforemen- sive review of hypersexuality and in so doing presented myriad tioned definition includes two essential components: a set of issues, such as definitional properties of the construct, prevalence symptoms (observable and subjective) and impairment. rates, common criticisms surrounding attempts at pathologizing Sucha general anddescriptive definitionis wellsuited for a hypersexual behavior, as well as commonly studied features and conceptualreview, but it will need to be more specific for clinical correlates. Other comprehensive reviews of hypersexuality have use. For example, clinicians will need to conduct an appraisal of been conducted in the last two decades (Gold & Heffner, 1998; the negative consequences associated with the observable and Kaplan & Krueger, 2010; Kingston, 2016; Kingston & Firestone, subjective symptoms. In addition, it is not always easy to deter- 2008; Montgomery-Graham, 2017). In addition to their general mine the level of distress or impairment (and the relevant domains overview, however,Waltonetal. introducedthe‘‘sexhaviorcycle,’’ ofsuchdistressorimpairment)thatisrequiredforadiagnosis.Note a Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

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