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A condition that has been defined as a psychological addiction to, or dependence upon, pornography, characterised by obsessive viewing, reading, and thinking about pornography and sexual themes to the detriment of other areas of the viewer’s life
28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Internet usage skyrocketing to three billion users worldwide this year-nearly 40% of the world population from 1% in 1995-mental health professionals are struggling with an issue that has risen just as quickly: Internet pornography addiction, one of the most common addictions today.
Regulation of sexual functions or disturbed sexual relationships between couples due to cyber chatting is crucial for the maintenance of positive results in patients treated for cybersex and online pornography addiction.
Veteran psychiatrist, Emeritus Professor Tuviah Zabow, said pornography addiction was more difficult to treat than other drug addictions because it released endogenous chemicals which,unlikeexogenous chemicals, could not be detoxified.
Though this study did not gather information on Internet pornography addiction, others have found that heavy use is linked with Internet pornography addiction (Cooper, Morahan-Martin, Mathy, & Maheu, 2002).