Verified by Psychology Today. Attention, Please. People with ADHD seek novelty and stimulation. The former is a response to easy boredom.
The Vicious Cycle of Adult ADD, Shame and Compulsive Sexuality
Hyper-Sexuality, Sex Addiction & ADHD | Psychology Today
Pages: 1 2 3 All. Brian is an investment banker in his early forties. In graduate school, he first began to visit prostitutes, spend money on phone sex, masturbate compulsively and spend as much as five to 10 hours a day looking at Internet porn. When sexually acting out, he would feel that someone had turned on his brain for the first time. On the net, he would suddenly feel alive. He had energy and felt the euphoria that sexual immersion seductively provides. Since his teens, he had masturbated nearly every night before going to sleep and sometimes once or twice during the day as well.
Part 3: Pornography, Depression, and ADHD
Have you been called scattered? Out to lunch? Distractibility is a key symptom of ADHD — one that should be treated, not ridiculed. Use these strategies to overcome internal and external distractions. Many children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD absolutely cannot work or pay attention at school if there is the slightest noise — the graphite of the pencil used by the person at the next desk, the footsteps on the stairs or the telephone ringing down the hall.