Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:200–206 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-017-0125-2 VARIATIONS IN ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, ADDICTION, AND COMPULSION (E COLEMAN AND J VENCILL, SECTION EDITOR) Stephanie Montgomery-Graham Published online: 17 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Hypersexual Sex addiction Compulsive sexual . . Purpose of Review The goals of this article are to review the behavior Women Female current research on out-of-control sexual behavior, also known as problematic hypersexuality, or hypersexual disor- der, as it relates to women. Specifically, the paper reviews the Introduction existing epidemiological data, conceptualization of the symp- toms, and measurement instruments used clinically and con- Hypersexual disorder (HD) was proposed as a new diagnosis cludes by critically reviewing the small body of recent empir- for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ical research on out-of-control sexual behavior in women. Mental Disorders (DSM-5)  but was rejected because of Recent Findings Women are understudied and often not in- insufficient evidence demonstrating that it qualified as a clin- cluded in research about out-of-control sexual behavior. ically distinct syndrome . Some researchers argued that Empirical research studies use differing samples—clinical, problematic hypersexuality is secondary to existing diagnoses community, and convenience samples—and use varying
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Published: Oct 17, 2017
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