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“Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Brain Science, Physiological, Research, Teens

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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
Date: 02/16/2010

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. […]

The Neurobiology of Behavioral Addictions: Sexual Addiction

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Brain Science, Internet, Physiological

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Title: The Neurobiology of Behavioral Addictions: Sexual Addiction
Publication: Oxford University Press
Author: Hilton, Carnes, Love
Date: 04/01/2016

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 […]

“One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man–Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Research

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Title: "One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man--Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 10.7
Author: Capogrosso, Paolo, et al.
Date: 05/07/2013

Abstract Introduction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complaint in men over 40 years of age, and prevalence rates increase throughout the aging period. Prevalence and risk factors of ED among young men have been scantly analyzed. Aim Assessing sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of young men (defined as ≤40 years) seeking first medical help for […]

“Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases"
Publication: Journal of sex & marital therapy 41.6
Author: Sutton, Katherine S., et al.
Date: 09/02/2014

Abstract Hypersexuality remains an increasingly common but poorly understood patient complaint. Despite diversity in clinical presentations of patients referred for hypersexuality, the literature has maintained treatment approaches that are assumed to apply to the entire phenomenon. This approach has proven ineffective, despite its application over several decades. The present study used quantitative methods to examine […]

“Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Statistics, Women

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Title: "Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 11.3
Author: O'Sullivan, Lucia F., et al.
Date: 01/14/2014

Abstract Introduction Little is known about problems in sexual functioning among young people, despite the high rates found in adult samples. It is unclear which problems are most prevalent or how common sexual distress is for young people experiencing problems. Aims This study aims to assess the prevalence, range, and correlates of sexual problems and […]

“Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries"
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12.11
Author: Klein, Verena, et al.
Date: 11/02/2015

Abstract Introduction Much of the research on the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and possible clinical relevant hypersexuality up to now has been only descriptive in nature. Aim The present study aimed to explore the relationships among hypersexuality, ED, and sexual boredom in a sample of coupled community men. Methods An Internet-based survey was conducted […]

“Excessive Video Game Use, Sleep Deprivation, and Poor Working Performance Among U.S. Marines Treated in a Military Mental Health Clinic: A Case Study”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Brain Science, Military, Physiological

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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.
Date: 07/07/2015

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 […]

“The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Brain Science, Internet, Physiological, Psychological

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Title: "The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research"
Publication: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
Author: Owens, Eric W., et al.
Date: 04/09/2012

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 […]

“Pornography and the Male Sexual Script: An Analysis of Consumption and Sexual Relations”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Brain Science, Men, Physiological, Research

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Title: "Pornography and the Male Sexual Script: An Analysis of Consumption and Sexual Relations"
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Sun, C., et al.
Date: 05/01/2016

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 […]

“Online sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Internet, Men, Physiological, Research

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Title: Online sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior
Author: Wéry, Aline, et al.
Date: 03/01/2016

Abstract Involvement in online sexual activities (OSAs) is ubiquitous, especially in males, and can under certain circumstances become problematic. The risk factors associated with problematic OSAs remain, however, poorly explored. The current study aimed to investigate the characteristics, usage patterns, and motives for men to engage in OSAs and to disentangle the risk factors associated […]