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March 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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LGBQ Teens At Increased Risk Of Depression According To New Study

March 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to a new study published in the Lancet, adolescents who identified as sexual minorities (LGBQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning) at 16 years of age were at an increased risk of depression compared to heterosexuals from very early on in adolescence, even as young as ten years of age. The results of the study point to potential mental-health problems before a teen’s conscious identification of their sexual orientation. [More]

June 13, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Overview of Contemporary Research: Sexuality in Autism

June 13, 2018 10:16 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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Many aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) still remain unexplored. One of these aspects is sexuality of individuals with ASD. Recent research has started to shed some light on the questions that arise when sexuality of individuals with ASD is observed. The following is an overview of the most recent research, focused on hypersexual and paraphilic behavior in women and men with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (Schöttle, Briken, Tüscher, and Turner, 2017). [More]

April 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Sex Addiction Diagnoses Controversy Continues To Be Debated

April 30, 2018 09:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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While there is currently no official diagnosis for individuals suffering from sex addiction, mental health professionals continue to debate and discuss whether it should be classified as a mental health disorder in the DSM. Psychologists and therapists report that in their work it's not so unusual to encounter individuals who experience significant disruptions in their functioning because of hypersexuality. [More]

December 12, 2017
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are Sexual Harassers Mentally Ill?

December 12, 2017 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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It's time to recognize sex addiction as a mental health disorder and improve the treatment of victims as well as perpetrators of sexual harassment. It's also important to recognize the underlying issues of sexual harassment including gender inequality, anxiety and depression and work towards improving the balance of power in all workplaces, not just in Hollywood, the newsroom, and on Capitol Hill. [More]