Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 461-464

Pornographic addiction: Is it a distinct entity?

Department of Psychiatry, Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Brig Daniel Saldanha
Department of Psychiatry, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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Among all the different types of behavioral addictions, the one related to sexual activity is probably the most difficult to treat as we are reluctant to discuss issues related to sex. From innocuous viewing of pornographic content in adolescence, a 34-year-old married male for 6 years becomes addicted to it. The case highlights the importance of recognizing pornographic addiction as a disorder and the difficulties encountered in its management.

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