Abstract

Perspectives on the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD in hypersexual men

Author(s): Rory C Reid, Margarit Davtian, Agatha Lenartowicz, Reshil M Torrevillas, Timothy W Fong

This article reviews the current body of research on adult ADHD and hypersexual behavior. Drawing on perspectives from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, several suggestions are offered to explain why individuals with ADHD may be vulnerable to engaging in hypersexual behavior. Assessment guidelines are provided to help clinicians differentiate characteristics of hypersexuality from adult ADHD. Finally, recommendations are made for the treatment of adult ADHD in hypersexual patients.


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