PATHOS is a brief sexual addiction screening questionnaire. The aforementioned clinical study from Carnes, ET. al., found PATHOS as clinically significant for effectively classifying a patient’s appropriateness for entering treatment as a potential sex addict.
Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others?
Have you ever sought therapy for sexual behavior you did not like?
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
A positive response to just one of the six questions would indicate a need for additional assessment with a certified sex addiction therapist. Two or more are considered to certainly need an additional assessment with a certified sex addiction therapist. Contact us here.