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Treatment of Excessive Desire

Abstract: Depending on how much the person or others are distressed, a treatment can be set up. However, these treatments are not often used and the result of them is therefore uncertain.

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Treatment of Excessive Desire

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Written by: Wendy Moelker, psychologist in charge of Emergis, Goes, the Netherlands.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

How can excessive interest in making love be treated?

Answer:

If the person or others are distressed by this excessive desire for sex, the problem should be treated. The treatment of excessive sexual desire may be based on relation therapy, psychotherapy or medication.

In the case of mood disorders, e.g manic disorders, which can cause excessive sexual desire, the medicine lithium if often prescribed. Seroxat is also a substance which is often used and may give good results in combination with behavior therapy.

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