A Systematic Review of Online Sex Addiction and Clinical Treatments Using CONSORT Evaluation

Dhuffar, M.K. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. A Systematic Review of Online Sex Addiction and Clinical Treatments Using CONSORT Evaluation. Current Addiction Reports, 2 (2), pp. 163-174. ISSN 2196-2952

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Researchers have suggested that the advances of the Internet over the past two decades have gradually eliminated traditional offline methods of obtaining sexual material. Additionally, research on cybersex and/or online sex addictions has increased alongside the development of online technology. The present study extended the findings from Griffiths’ (2012) systematic empirical review of online sex addiction by additionally investigating empirical studies that implemented and/or documented clinical treatments for online sex addiction in adults. A total of nine studies were identified and then each underwent a CONSORT evaluation. The main findings of the present review provide some evidence to suggest that some treatments (both psychological and/or pharmacological) provide positive outcomes among those experiencing difficulties with online sex addiction. Similar to Griffiths’ original review, this study recommends that further research is warranted to establish the efficacy of empirically driven treatments for online sex addiction.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Current Addiction Reports
Creators: Dhuffar, M.K. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Date: 2015
Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISSN: 2196-2952
Rights: © Springer International Publishing AG 2015
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 02 Dec 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26589

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