Sexual Addiction

Discussions About Public Figures: Clinician, Commentator, or Educator?

March 11, 2014

As psychiatrists, we have a potentially unique-and powerful-influence in the discussion of public figures. But what professional and ethical obligations should we follow in this role?

Treatment Options for "Sexting" Addiction?

July 30, 2013

We welcome your thoughts and insights about treatment approaches for patients whose sexual addiction takes the form of sexting.

Helping Victims of Sexual Assault and Rape

April 09, 2013

Because the aftermath of sexual violence can result in suicidal feelings, depression, PTSD, and other mental disorders, clinicians play an important role in treating both victims and perpetrators and helping to prevent further damage.

Sexual Minority Identity Development

December 16, 2011

Sexual identity development is a complex, multidimensional, and often fluid process. One must consider cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, and familial complexities among other aspects of the individual’s experience to contextualize a narrative concerning sexual identity development.

Video: Sexual Desire and Its Deficiencies

November 22, 2011

Diminishing libido is a symptom of depression, but antidepressants do not always restore sexual interest. Loss of desire may be the cause of depression, not its consequence. Dr Levine explains the nature of sexual desire and its relationship to arousal including the various biogenic, psychogenic, interpersonal, and cultural factors that contribute to problems associated with sexual desire.