Porn and DSM-5: Are Sexual Politics At Play? (our latest Psychology Today post)

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We lay out a bit of the politics and bureaucratic machinery involved in blocking the diagnosis of Internet porn addiction. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) undergoes revision every 15 years or so. If it's not in the DSM, it doesn't exist.

 

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The current DSM-5 imposes a

The current DSM-5 imposes a harsh sentence on today's young Internet addicts who don't have mental illness but need help.

Could be dollars more than politics. Can the mental health industry function economically without illness? Does it want to?

Is there a reason the industry doesn't want a flood of addicts at its doors?