Sex and Drug Addicts have the same brain activities

Erly By Erly, 25th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ske5-78/
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Sex and drug addiction has the same brain activity as far as the research studies are concerned. These patients need medications.Others become sex addict due to exposure of pornography. Drug addicts become addicted to illegal drugs due to abuse.These activities are not normal.Experts want others to have more studies about this problem to help the patients live in a normal life.

Sex and Drug Addicts have the same brain activities

Sex and Drug Addicts have the same brain activities
Sex addiction is a contentious condition. Many believe that it doesn’t exist. It is characterized by an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This case has been studied by experts and medical doctors to prove the contentions of the public that drug addicts and sex addicts have the same kind of brain.
Many experts claim that sex addiction is indeed real, and the brains of potential sex addicts and drug addicts are the same.The researchers found out that people with sex addiction, or compulsive sexual behavior, pornographic images trigger brain activity similar to brain activity triggered by drugs in drug addicts.

The researchers from the University of Cambridge recruited 19 male patients affected by sex addiction, as well as 19 control patients who did not have the disorder. According to the scientists, the sex addiction patients had to both exhibit hyper sexuality and compulsive behavior in order to be considered.

The patients always long for their addiction excessively in an uncontrolled manner. They feel they want to stop it, but they are unable to do so. It causes distress and functional impact to their lives.The time the researchers conducted their study have both groups of patients showed a series of sexually explicit images or sports-related contents. It was learned that as the patients watched, their brain activity was monitored through the use of functional magnetic resonance.

The researchers found out that when the patients with sex addiction viewed pornographic images, they had greater activity in three particular brain regions than that of the control group.These brain regions are heavily involved in processing rewards, motivations and assigning importance to certain events.

The researchers then asked the patients to rank their level of desire while watching the pornographic videos as well as how much they liked them. It was found out from their study that those patients with compulsive sexual behavior had higher levels of desire towards the videos, but did not like them very much. The researchers noted similar patterns seen in drug addicts.

The researchers said that their study was so important to prove that desire is an index of wanting something, not because you actually like it, but because you obtain pleasure from it. They said that it is one theories of drug addiction that when people are addicted to drugs, they are working hard for the reward of the drug, but they don’t necessarily enjoy it.

The researchers do believe that the problem existed. What is needed is more and more research about the problems of drug and sex addictions since they have the same brain activities. The patients are not to be blame for having brains like they have. There is abnormality. Proper diagnoses and treatment must be given to these patients to have normal life.Drug and sex addictions can lead to severe consequences for patients, as many of the men involved in the study had lost their jobs, seeking therapy and had suicidal thoughts to end everything.

There are patients whose problems are tolerated and others real. Those sex addicts might have become this due to constant viewing of pornography, constant longing and desiring of sex; while those drug addicts, they might have many reasons. What is important in this writing is both patients have the same brain activity.

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Addiction, Bad Influence, Pornography, Sexual Desires, Too Much Tolerance Of Freedom

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author avatar snerfu
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Erly you know, dogs and cats too have the same behavioral pattern -- it sometimes closely resembles that of man -- except when they need to talk or walk. Of course, the research continues.

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author avatar Erly
25th Aug 2014 (#)

Yes, true snerfu.Thanks for your bright thoughts.Sometimes dogs are more than humans with strong feelings of love.They can save our lives.Thanks.

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author avatar LOVERME
25th Aug 2014 (#)

The researchers from the University of Cambridge recruited 19 male patients affected by sex addiction, as well as 19 control patients who did not have the disorder. According to the scientists, the sex addiction patients had to both exhibit hyper sexuality and compulsive behavior in order to be considered.

study of 19 men in a world which has 7,5 billion population is just s////thanks for the INSPIRATION READ THE rest at my place thanks

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