Mania and Sex Addiction

Category : Getting Help

Mania and Sex AddictionBipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, can compel patients to have hyperactive sex drives during manic phases. This can lead to a form of sex addiction that, leads to excessive risk-taking and exposes patients to a host of dangers. Mania and compulsive sex are a risky combination. Patients with bipolar disorder who feel a compulsive need to have sex can benefit greatly from sex addiction rehab.

Signs of Sex Addiction

A healthy appetite for sexual activity is normal; when enjoyment of sex crosses the line into showing the symptoms of sex addiction, it is then time to offer a helping hand. The following are some of the signs of sex addiction:

  • For a person who is married, their sexual addiction may take on the form of extramarital affairs that put their marriage and the stability of their entire family at risk
  • Multiple partners in a very short amount of time
  • Multiple anonymous sexual partners
  • Multiple one-night stands
  • Practicing unsafe sex; and, as a result, sexually transmitted diseases
  • Excessive and consistent use of pornographic materials
  • Online solicitation for cyber or phone sex
  • Solicitation of prostitutes
  • In extreme situations, things can escalate to sexual assault unless sex addiction treatment is offered

Sex addiction is hard enough to deal with on its own without bipolar disorder interfering. Getting your loved one the help that she needs to deal with her addiction is imperative.

Sex Addiction Help and Bipolar Disorder Treatment
At our rehab facilities we offer Dual Diagnosis treatment programs that serve the dual purpose of treating addiction and a mental health disorder. Unless both someone’s bipolar disorder and sex addiction are simultaneously treated, there is a very high risk of relapse after rehab.

With the proper bipolar disorder help and therapies, your loved one will be in a much better position to lead a healthy and productive life; a life that is allowed to be free of the destruction that mania and compulsive sex bring.

Bipolar disorder and addiction are all too often found together, so it is important that your loved one is treated for both issues. Call our rehab addiction helpline today. Calls are confidential and toll-free to our 24 hour helpline. Our compassionate counselors can help you find help for bipolar disorder and sex addiction. We can even help you work with your insurance provider to arrange coverage for treatment.

You, your family, and your loved one do not have to live with the negativity that bipolar disorder and sexual addiction bring with them. We can help you to find the treatment that will provide a workable solution for everyone involved. Give us a call; we are here to help you.