Your Health 10-26-12: Sex addiction, is it real?

Is sex addiction real or just an excuse for unfaithful behavior?

Some experts say: it is a real issue.{} It is known to psychologists as "hypersexual disorder".

Now, a team of experts has formulated criteria that could help therapists correctly identify the disorder.

Researchers say their proposed criteria accurately spotted 93 percent of people with hypersexual disorder in a recent study.

According to one of the researchers, the critical issue is whether the out-of-control sexual behavior is interfering with a person's life and they feel powerless to change it.

Experts may consider including hypersexual disorder in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), considered the "bible" for psychologists.