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Shame, Rumination, and Self-Compassion in Men Assessed for Hypersexual Disorder

REID, RORY C. PhD; TEMKO, JAMIE; MOGHADDAM, JACQUELENE F. PhD; FONG, TIMOTHY W. MD

Journal of Psychiatric Practice: July 2014 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 260–268
doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000452562.98286.c5
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A number of studies have linked maladaptive shame to higher levels of hypersexual behavior and tendencies to ruminate. However, little research has examined factors that may attenuate the negative impact that shame and rumination may have on hypersexuality. Drawing on data collected from male patients (N=172) assessed for hypersexual disorder in a DSM-5 field trial, path analysis was used to explore relationships among shame, rumination, self-compassion, and hypersexual behavior. The findings from this study showed that self-compassion partially mediated the relationship between shame and rumination and hypersexual behavior. The implications of these results are discussed and directions for future research are offered. (Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2014;20:260–268)

REID, MOGHADDAM, and FONG: University of California, Los Angeles; TEMKO: Brown University

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Please send correspondence to: Dr. Rory C. Reid, University of California, Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 38-153. Los Angeles, CA 90024. rreid@mednet.ucla.edu

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.