Assessments are an important tool used to diagnose sexual disorders. Sexual function issues can escalate to become a sexual disorder. Generally, sexual disorders are abnormalities of the mind that result in persistent behavior patterns that can seriously affect your relationships, self esteem, and negatively impact your life. It’s possible for more than one disorder to be present at the same time in the same person.
Having a diagnosis of a sexual disorder can confirm your suspicions one way or the other. Assessments can measure the severity of sexual disorders and help to inform treatment.
A sex compulsion (out of control sexual behaviour) assessment is a tool or tools used to determine whether an individual becomes obsessive or has a compulsion around sex. Approaching a professional for psychotherapy or an assessment may feel embarrassing but is an essential first step.
If you are interested in learning more about sexuality assessments, please contact Insight Psychological.