EXHIBITIONISM PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDER
Exhibitionistic Disorder is a mental disorder that causes a person to expose his sexual organs—or genitals–to other people, usually people they’ve never met and are not expecting it, according to the American Psychiatric Association. The exhibitionist gets sexual enjoyment from the behavior.
This is a sub-category of several sex-related “paraphilias,” which are described as sexual arousal due to atypical sexual fantasies bringing sexual distress to the self and possible harm to others.
Sex Ratio: 20M:F
Causes: Unclear, may include parental practices and childhood experiences.
Medications: SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) appear to help reduce milder cases. Chemical castration may be required in more severe cases.
Therapies: The sexual urges probably cannot be totally eliminated but therapists seek to reduce the emotional trauma and criminal behaviors. The U. S. Federal Government and several states have “Sexually Violent Predator Laws.”
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- Deviance or Normalcy? The Relationship Among Paraphilic Thoughts and Behaviors, Hypersexuality, and Psychopathology in a Sample of University Studentsby Giovanni Castellini on September 19, 2018
CONCLUSION: The results seem to demonstrate that paraphilic thoughts and behaviors are not really a deviation from normalcy, rather they are quite widespread in the young population, and the distinction between healthy and pathological sexual interests may be better replaced by an all-encompassing approach considering ego-dystonic sexuality, hypersexuality, and their psychopathological correlates. Castellini G, Rellini AH, Appignanesi C, et al. Deviance or Normalcy? The Relationship Among...
- Disinhibited Exposing Behavior, Hypersexuality, and Erectile Dysfunction as a Consequence of Posttraumatic Stress in a 42-Year-Old Male Patientby Mirja Petri-Kelvasa on May 10, 2017
Research into sexual dysfunction and its explanations within a cognitive behavioral framework in patients with posttraumatic stress is sparse. In this report, we present the case of a 42-year-old male with severe posttraumatic stress symptoms who displayed apparent exhibitionistic behavior, hypersexual behavior in the form of excessive masturbation, and erectile dysfunction. Differential diagnostics showed that the presented exhibitionistic behavior could be more accurately classified as...
- Pathologizing sexual deviance: a historyby Andreas De Block on March 14, 2013
This article provides a historical perspective on how both American and European psychiatrists have conceptualized and categorized sexual deviance throughout the past 150 years. During this time, quite a number of sexual preferences, desires, and behaviors have been pathologized and depathologized at will, thus revealing psychiatry's constant struggle to distinguish mental disorder--in other words, the "perversions," "sexual deviations," or "paraphilias"--from immoral, unethical, or illegal...
- Anticonvulsant treatment of compulsive sexual behaviorby D Stewart Bell on November 13, 2012