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“Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors”
Title: "Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors"
Publication: Brain and Cognition
Author: Doremus-Fitzwater, Tamara L., Elena I. Varlinskaya, and Linda P. Spear
Abstract Adolescence is an evolutionarily conserved developmental phase characterized by hormonal, physiological, neural and behavioral alterations evident widely across mammalian species. For instance, adolescent rats, like their human counterparts, exhibit elevations in peer-directed social interactions, risk-taking/novelty seeking and drug and alcohol use relative to adults, along with notable changes in motivational and reward-related brain regions. […]
Title: "Methamphetamine Acts on Subpopulations of Neurons Regulating Sexual Behavior in Male Rats"
Publication: Neuroscience 166.3
Author: Frohmader, Karla S., et al.
Abstract Methamphetamine (Meth) is a highly addictive stimulant. Meth abuse is commonly associated with the practice of sexual risk behavior and increased prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Meth users report heightened sexual desire, arousal, and sexual pleasure. The biological basis for this drug-sex nexus is unknown. The current study demonstrates that Meth administration in […]
Title: The Neurobiology of Behavioral Addictions: Sexual Addiction
Publication: Oxford University Press
Author: Hilton, Carnes, Love
This chapter begins with an exploration of the reward system and its connection to the disease of addiction. The neurobiological underpinning of the disease is explored in detail and is overlaid with the biology of sexual reward. The chapter uses Internet pornography abuse as a reference model for the overuse of sexuality to the point […]
“Excessive Video Game Use, Sleep Deprivation, and Poor Working Performance Among U.S. Marines Treated in a Military Mental Health Clinic: A Case Study”
Title: "Excessive Video Game Use, Sleep Deprivation, and Poor Working Performance Among U.S. Marines Treateed in a Military Mental Health Clinic: A Case Study"
Publication: Military Medicine
Author: Eickhoff, Erin, et al.
ABSTRACT Excessive use of video games may be associated with sleep deprivation, resulting in poor job performance and atypical mood disorders. Three active duty service members in the U.S. Marine Corps were offered mental health evaluation for sleep disturbance and symptoms of blunted affect, low mood, poor concentration, inability to focus, irritability, and drowsiness. All […]
Title: "The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research"
Publication: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
Author: Owens, Eric W., et al.
Summary The recent proliferation of Internet-enabled technology has significantly changed the way adolescents encounter and consume sexually explicit material. Once confined to a personal computer attached to a telephone line, the Internet is now available on laptops, mobile phones, video game consoles, and other electronic devices. With the growth of the Internet has come easier […]
“The Relation Between Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Aggression in a Substance-Dependent Population”
Title: "The Relation Between Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Aggression in a Substance-Dependent Population"
Publication: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Author: Elmquist, JoAnna, et al.
ABSTRACT Research supports a high comorbidity between compulsive sexual behaviors (CSBs) and substance use disorders (SUDs), which are both classified by increased impulsivity. Literature has also indicated that increased impulsivity and substance use are associated with aggression. However, no known research has examined the relationship between CSBs and aggression among a substance-dependent population. The purpose […]
Title: "Pornography and the Male Sexual Script: An Analysis of Consumption and Sexual Relations"
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Sun, C., et al.
Abstract Pornography has become a primary source of sexual education. At the same time, mainstream commercial pornography has coalesced around a relatively homogenous script involving violence and female degradation. Yet, little work has been done exploring the associations between pornography and dyadic sexual encounters: What role does pornography play inside real-world sexual encounters between a […]
Title: "Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports"
Publication: Behavioral Sciences
Author: Park, Brian Y., et al.
Abstract Traditional factors that once explained men’s sexual difficulties appear insufficient to account for the sharp rise in erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, decreased sexual satisfaction, and diminished libido during partnered sex in men under 40. This review (1) considers data from multiple domains, e.g., clinical, biological (addiction/urology), psychological (sexual conditioning), sociological; and (2) presents a […]
“Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors”
Title: "Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors"
Publication: PLoS ONE
Author: Voon, Valerie, et al.
Abstract Although compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) has been conceptualized as a “behavioural” addiction and common or overlapping neural circuits may govern the processing of natural and drug rewards, little is known regarding the responses to sexually explicit materials in individuals with and without CSB. Here, the processing of cues of varying sexual content was assessed […]
Title: Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction: A Review and Update
Publication: Behavioral Sciences
Author: Todd Love, Christian Laier, Matthias Brand, Linda Hatch, and Raju Hajela
Abstract: Many recognize that several behaviors potentially affecting the reward circuitry in human brains lead to a loss of control and other symptoms of addiction in at least some individuals. Regarding Internet addiction, neuroscientific research supports the assumption that underlying neural processes are similar to substance addiction. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has recognized one […]