Ep.62 – Porn Addiction

A form of behavioural addiction (most well known is gambling)

Hypersexual disorder

  • If you are viewing more than 4 hours a day and starting to feel guilt or shame
  • If you are having orgasm more than 7 times a week as results to viewing porn

Men have a higher risk of this addiction.

You might have an addiction if:

  • tried to stop but unable to do so (dyscontrol)
  • lot of time spent viewing (asocial)
  • compulsive viewing (even when you are not enjoying it)
  • withdrawal symptoms if not able to watch
  • viewing more specialty material

Struggling with porn addiction:

  • going out less
  • taking risk to watch
  • watching in public space

Affects:

  • spoilt relationships
  • unable to get an erection

Biology:

  • a link with dopamine
  • changes in part of brain
  • development in less active part of brain

Sometimes linked with depression and anxiety

We are now on Spotify!

Listen Now! >> Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health – Porn Addiction

Gaming Disorder

In Mandarin by my good friend Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee.

Now I admit I listened to it for 10 minutes, but due to my limited (very) and slow pick up of Mandarin I was lost for most of this conservation apart from when Dr Anne mentioned “tui” or correct but for what – I am unsure 😂.

Do listen and find out and maybe some one will be able to tell me.

For my trainees, a good revision on this new issue which we have seen in clinic and the ward in recent times.

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