- Hardcover: 456 pages
- Publisher: International Universities Press; First edition (June 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082366063X
- ISBN-13: 978-0823660636
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,952,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sexual Addiction: An Integrated Approach First Edition
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The book starts with a thorough review of the issues surrounding the terminology of sexual addiction, including the clinical arguments for and against classifying such behavior as either addictive, obsessive-compulsive or impulsive. It then reviews etiological theories of sexual addiction, including biological, sociocultural, cognitive-behavioral, and psychoanalytic, the latter of which occupies almost a quarter of the book. The author notes that this emphasis is designed in part to address the fact that psychodynamic psychotherapy "is given little attention by more contemporary approaches to treating sexual addiction....."
Dr. Goodman's extensively documented and intelligently presented approach then integrates the biological and psychological understandings of addictive disorders in general and sexual addiction in particular. According to this theory, "the addictive process originates in an impairment of the self-regulation system......(which) leads individuals to depend on external actions to regulate their subjective states.....Read more ›