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Similarly, emotional instability, impulsivity, and introvert nature are some personality traits.
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Regardless of the name used, this disorder is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 which is used by practitioners to diagnose psychiatric illnesses.
Sexual addiction may share the same rewards systems and circuits in the brain as substance addiction.
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For this reason, there are different sets of criteria for diagnosing the condition.
Unlike drug addiction, where a person can avoid situations in which drugs are present, sex addicts cannot avoid sexual messages, images, and temptations in the form of other people.
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