The following questions are designed to be used as guidelines to identifying possible signposts of sex and love compulsivity. They are not intended to provide a sure-fire method of diagnosis, nor can negative answers to these questions provide absolute assurance that these issues are not present. Many individuals struggling with issues surrounding sex and love, have varying patterns which can result in very different ways of approaching and answering these questions. Despite this fact, we have found that short, to-the-point questions have often provided an effective a tool for exploring self-diagnosis of what sex and love compulsivity is. We appreciate that the diagnosis of sex and love compulsivity is a matter that needs to be both very serious and very private. We hope that these questions will prove helpful.
The FSFI has a total of 19 questions. These questions ask about females sexual feelings and responses during the past 4 weeks. Definitions are provided for clarification on how to proceed in answering the questions most accurately.
Sex and Relationship Self-Assessment 2018, is a preliminary assessment tool. Your answers to the questions in this short quiz can help you, in conjunction with a licensed psychotherapist, identify issues that you may have with any areas of compulsivity surrounding sex, porn, and/or relationships.
The MDQ was developed by a team of psychiatrists, researchers and consumer advocated to address the need for timely and accurate evaluation of bipolar disorder.
Character traits are evaluated by three categories (cooperativeness, self-directedness, self-transcendence/spirituality.) Each category is comprised of multiple subgroups including a scale. Both the categories and subgroups are designed to assess the level of each trait.
Couples Screen Form assesses both the individual and couple-ship on a multitude of levels, including: emotional, behavioral, and physical. This screen explores the couples conflict resolution patterns, determining what area(s) may be most useful to address in couples therapy.
Decreased Sexual Desire Disorder is one of the most common presenting problems in the practice of sex therapy. It is estimated that approximately 20% of men and 33% of women are affected by low or absent sexual desire. The following questions assess absent or diminished feelings of sexual interest or desire, absent sexual thoughts or fantasies, and a lack of responsive desire. Motivations for attempting to become sexually aroused are scarce or absent. The lack of interest is considered to be beyond a normative lessening with life cycle and relationship duration.
Measures codependency, defined as “a dysfunctional pattern of relating to others with an extreme focus outside of oneself, lack of expression of feelings, and personal meaning derived from relationships with others.” A number of authors identify dysfunctional family and interpersonal dynamics as fostering and maintaining codependency. The authors of the scale note this in their definition of codependency, however they also take into account the contribution of characteristics of person. A number of constructs potentially related to codependency were reviewed in creating the Spann-Fischer Codependency Scale (SF CDS).
The symptom checklist is an instrument consisting of the eighteen DSM-IV-TR criteria. Six of the eighteen questions were found to be the most predictive of symptoms consistent with ADHD. These six questions are listed in Part A of the screen. Part B is to serve as a symptom checklist in the twelve remaining questions.
Questions on the MAST test relate to the patient’s self-appraisal of social, vocational, and family problems frequently associated with heavy drinking. The test was developed to screen for alcohol problems in the general population.
The Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) was created by Ronald Pies, in the spirit of a descriptive story that captures subtle features of bipolar spectrum disorders. Its unusual as it is a descriptive story of one’s life and it was designed to be particularly sensitive to the milder variants of bipolar disorder in outpatients. Two of the other authors subsequently revised it, resulting in splitting it into two parts. The first part is a paragraph containing 19 positively valenced sentences describing many of the symptoms of bipolar disorder. The second part of the BSDS is one simple multiple choice question, asking patients to rate how well the story describes their overall experience.
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a 21-item, self-report rating inventory that measures characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression (Beck, et al., 1961).
The Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) is a rating scale developed to quantify the severity of anxiety symptomatology, often used in psychotropic drug evaluation. It consists of 14 items, each defined by a series of symptoms. Each item is rated on a 5- point scale, ranging from 0 (not present) to 4 (severe).
The PTSI test was developed by Patrick J. Carnes Ph.D, The original test was developed for identifying and categorizing types of trauma using a specially designed 144 question test. The following statements, in the PTSI, typify reactions trauma victims often have to child abuse.