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Sexual compulsivity, anxiety, depression, and sexual risk behavior among treatment-seeking men in São Paulo, Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, June 2018
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Title
Sexual compulsivity, anxiety, depression, and sexual risk behavior among treatment-seeking men in São Paulo, Brazil
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Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, June 2018
DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2476
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Marco D.T. Scanavino, Ana Ventuneac, Carmita H.N. Abdo, Hermano Tavares, Maria L.S. Amaral, Bruna Messina, Sirlene C. Reis, João P.L.B. Martins, Jeffrey T. Parsons

Abstract

There is a lack of studies on negative mood states and sexual risk behavior in men of all sexual orientations who seek treatment for excessive sexual behavior (ESB). We aim to examine sexual compulsivity (SC), anxiety, depression, and sexual risk behavior in a treatment-seeking sample of men and controls. We enrolled 88 (37 [42%] gay or bisexual and 51 [58%] heterosexual) ESB outpatients and 64 controls. Assessments included the Sexual Compulsivity Scale (SCS), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and sexual risk behaviors. Compared to controls, ESB outpatients showed increased SC, anxiety, and depression, which were correlated. Regarding sex with casual partners, ESB outpatients reported more sexual intercourse, a greater number of partners, more anal intercourse, and unprotected anal intercourse. Anxiety, depression, and SC were associated with protected vaginal intercourse with a main partner, whereas they were associated with unprotected anal intercourse with a casual partner. Depression was associated with unprotected vaginal intercourse with a casual partner. Condomless anal intercourse was predicted by SC and was also reported by the heterosexual ESB outpatients (36%). The data contribute to the field by providing information on men of all sexual orientations who are searching for mental healthcare. The connections among these psychopathological factors and sexual risk behavior have implications for public health, clinicians, and research.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 113 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 16%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Researcher 10 9%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 29 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 27 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 37 33%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2018.
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#14,920,631
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#419
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#176,061
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#3
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