Reference : Where the mind cannot dare: a case of addictive use of online pornography and its rel...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Where the mind cannot dare: a case of addictive use of online pornography and its relationship with childhood trauma.
Wéry [> >]
Schimmenti, Adriano [> >]
Karila, Laurent [> >]
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
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[en] Sex Addiction ; Cybersex Addiction ; Case Analysis ; Case conceptualisation ; Behavioral Addiction ; Cybersex
[en] Dysfunctional use of cybersex has often been conceptualized as a 'behavioral addiction' sharing common traits with substance addiction. We describe the case of a treatment-seeking man, who displayed addictive use of pornography. The case is presented from two perspectives: (1) a symptom-based approach inspired by the addiction model of excessive sexual behaviors and (2) a process-based approach aimed to identify the psychological processes and risk factors that may foster the development of addiction-like symptoms. This article shows how case conceptualization according to a process-based approach is likely to result in psychological intervention that targets the specific processes and risk factors involved in addictive cybersex use.

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