(HealthDay News) -- Compulsive sexual behavior can be a real problem in some people, causing them to engage in risky and self-destructive acts revolving around their libido, experts say.
The career of professional golfer Tiger Woods took a beating from revelations of cheating with as many as a dozen women. Former New York Mets general manager Steve Phillips was fired from his job as a baseball analyst on the ESPN network after a workplace sex scandal.
But are they, and others like them, suffering from an actual addiction?
Both Woods and Phillips have claimed they are, and both men sought treatment at sexual addiction programs.
Mental health professionals agree that some people indulge in uncontrollable and harmful sexual behavior and that they truly cannot help themselves.
They disagree, however, about whether this behavior constitutes a true addiction or is better characterized as some other sort of mental disorder. Read more...
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