Finalmente è disponibile online, nel sito ufficiale del DSM-V, la prima bozza dei criteri diagnostici dei vari disturbi!

I seguenti sono i criteri per la dipendenza sessuale, definita Hypersexual disorder ed inserita tra i Disturbi Sessuali e dell’Identità di Genere:

Hypersexual Disorder

A. Over a period of at least six months, recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, and sexual behavior in association with four or more of the following five criteria:

  1. A great deal of time is consumed by sexual fantasies and urges, and by planning for and engaging in sexual behavior.
  2. Repetitively engaging in these sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior in response to dysphoric mood states (e.g., anxiety, depression, boredom, irritability).
  3. Repetitively engaging in sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior in response to stressful life events.
  4. Repetitive but unsuccessful efforts to control or significantly reduce these sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior.
  5. Repetitively engaging in sexual behavior while disregarding the risk for physical or emotional harm to self or others.

B. There is clinically significant personal distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning associated with the frequency and intensity of these sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior.

C. These sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior are not due to the direct physiological effect of an exogenous substance (e.g., a drug of abuse or a medication).

Specify if:

Masturbation
Pornography
Sexual Behavior With Consenting Adults
Cybersex
Telephone Sex
Strip Clubs
Other:

Personalmente ho come l’impressione che i criteri A2 e A3 si accavallino dato che nel corso di eventi stressanti della vita (criterio A3) generalmente si sperimentano stati emotivi disforici (criterio A2). Vedremo se le cose rimarranno così anche nella versione finale oppure no.