Sex Addiction

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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is a condition where a person has an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviors that negatively impact their health, job, relationships or other parts of their life.

What is it like to have Sex Addiction?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Sex Addiction and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with Sex Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Sex Addiction

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0

Data from patients with Sex Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Sex Addiction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 29
30s 19
40s 7
50s 7
60s 3
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

19% Females
81% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 34

These charts show data from Sex Addiction patients who have completed their condition history
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