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Fear, shame or embarrassment may make it difficult for you to seek treatment for nymphomania, but it’s important to get help. It starts with the young age, makes the patient a habitual offender. Treatment typically involves psychotherapy, medications and self-help groups. A primary goal of treatment of conventional forms of nymphomania is to help you manage urges and reduce excessive behaviors while maintaining healthy sexual activities

Satyriasis is a term describing pathologic hypersexuality in males. Recently some sexperts also refer women as hypersex patient (of Satyriasis). The terms nymphomania and satyriasis were once used to describe the condition, in women and men respectively, but are not so generally used. Due to the overlapping usage of Satyriasis or nymphomania. Hypersexuality is the terms often used to describe patients who prefer excessive sex filled lives.

Hypersexuality or Satyriasis is a clinical diagnosis used by mental healthcare researchers and providers to describe extremely frequent or suddenly increased sexual urges or sexual activity.

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What are the symptoms of nymphomania?

The primary symptom of nymphomania is compulsive sexual behavior, including promiscuity. It may occur with other symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder or other mental illnesses or personality disorders.

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Common symptoms of nymphomania

You may experience nymphomania symptoms daily or just once in a while. At times any of these nymphomania symptoms can be severe:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of shame or inadequacy
  • Guilt
  • Repeated, uncontrollable behaviors (compulsion)
  • Repeated, unwanted thoughts (obsession)
  • Searching avenues to realize illicit fantasies

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, compulsive disorders or mental illness that occurs with nymphomania can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Being a danger to yourself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
  • Inability to care for yourself
  • Thinking about sex to escape from problem
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Compulsive sexual behavior

What causes nymphomania?

The exact cause of nymphomania is not known. Nymphomania is a type of compulsive disorder marked by mental and emotional imbalance. It is thought that certain life events may trigger people who are predisposed to nymphomania (for hereditary or environmental reasons) to engage in compulsive sexual behavior. Like many other mental illnesses, nymphomania may be linked to an imbalance in chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters).

What are the risk factors for nymphomania?

A number of factors increase the risk of developing nymphomania. Not all people with risk factors will get nymphomania. Risk factors for nymphomania may include:

  • Age under 30
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Female gender
  • Homosexual orientation
  • Personal history of mental illness
  • Recent traumatic life event
  • Stress

Medications of Nymphomania

There’s little scientific research about using psychiatric medications to treat nymphomania. However, some small studies have suggested that certain medications may be helpful. Which medication is best for you depends on your overall situation and other conditions you may have, such as depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. You may benefit from taking a combination of medications.

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And you may have to try several medications to find the one that works best for you with the fewest side effects. Medications to consider include:

Antidepressants

Those most commonly used to treat nymphomania are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These include fluoxetine (Prozac, Prozac Weekly), paroxetine (Paxil, Paxil CR), sertraline (Zoloft) and others. Because SSRIs can cause sexual side effects, you may be tempted to stop taking them. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and coping with side effects.

Anti-androgens

These are medications that inhibit the biological effects of androgens — sex hormones. They may reduce sexual urges, erections and fantasies. They’re often used only in cases of nymphomania that is dangerous to others.

Other medications

Numerous other medications also have been used to treat nymphomania and coexisting problems, such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. These medications include mood stabilizers such as lithium, anti-anxiety medications, and Naltrexone, which blocks the part of your brain that feels pleasure with certain addictive behaviors.

Psychotherapy

Several forms of psychotherapy may help nymphomania. These include:

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Focuses on increasing your awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviors, developing new insights into your motivations, and resolving conflicts.

Cognitive behavior therapy

Helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones.

Group therapy

You meet regularly with a group, under guidance of a mental health professional, to explore emotions and relationships.

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Family therapy or marriage counseling. Nymphomania affects the entire family, so it’s often helpful to involve your partner or children in joint therapy sessions.

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Comments

  1. i just spent 5 days in a crisis center cause i had a bad breakdown. and while i was in there i talked to a shrink about my problems. before i went in there i was smoking pot pretty heavily. and i had done coke for the first time 3 days before that. The shrink diagnosed me as being bi-polar and a hypersexual. what i want to know is, does this mean that i cant have sex or that i just need to control my hormones a little better. and if anyone has any personal experience with these disorders could you give some advice. by the way staying away from the sex seems to be harder than staying away from the pot. please help!!!

  2. Malcolm Hudson says:

    Whats is the basic things that differentiate between a sex addict, nymphomaniac, and just a general high sex drive. No slanderous comments.

    1. I would say that if you make a decision to have sex with strangers, or sex with those you don’t know very well that could be a symptom. If you sleep with people without regard for the damage you might inflict (like a married person or person with a sexual partner) you may be a sex addict. If you tend to have sex on a first date, that’s a bad sign. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases and other factors that should weigh heavily on your mind. Get to know someone well before you sleep with them. If you can’t do that, you have a problem.

  3. She back-stabs every person she talks to; twisting truths and making up stories about others, picturing others as a low life person. One person she pictures as a nymphomaniac. I’m really hoping she’d get into trouble for being a gossip.

  4. supernerd567 says:

    i am a major nymphomaniac and have yet to find a man to match me……………………………..any suggestions?

  5. I know that really fat people can have a rubber band fitted or a staple in their stomach or something. Is there a similar operation for nymphomaniacs? I am serious this is ruining my life.

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