Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 06/14/2010

A study on sex addiction indicates the cause may be neurological damage…

Again…we look at the brain to explain addiction of any form:

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  1. Few comments on sex addiction:

    – Our study suggests it is caused by inherited dopamine receptor deficits – likely in the D2, maybe D1 as well.
    – Family history is one of the best diagnostic tools

    We have not seen pre-frontal cortex damage as cause before but this research seems good. We are not scientists but associate the cortical regions with the “brakes” and brain-stem and mid-brain as the accelerator.

    We also suggest the dopamine receptor deficits drive hyper-seeking behavior in addictions which is different from a reward-driven model. Subtle but likely important difference.


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