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Old 10-18-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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im admitting that i have an addiction to masturbating, i just stopped three days ago, but the day after i masturbated, i started feeling sadness, depression, irritability, shaking, and some times lashing out, which i usually dont get.

is masturbating the culprit of my symptoms?
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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It might be a sign of being hypomanic (one of the "mood" changes in some people with bipolar disorder). Some people who are hypomanic or manic get a hyper sex drive. Along with having anger issues, irritability, nervousness and shaking, etc., it sounds to me quite similar to a manic episode, or a "mixed episode" with manic and depressive symptoms mixed together.

I'd suggest seeing a doctor, explaining all your symptoms. Don't leave anything out that's causing you distress, no matter if it seems really embarrassing or irrational... the doctors hear this stuff all the time. A mood stabilizer could help you.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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im admitting that i have an addiction to masturbating, i just stopped three days ago, but the day after i masturbated, i started feeling sadness, depression, irritability, shaking, and some times lashing out, which i usually dont get.

is masturbating the culprit of my symptoms?
I'd say the masturbation is a manifestation of other problems. Masturbation does not cause these problems you speak of. You need to get professional help for those other problems, especially help in identifying what they are.

Just my opinion. I'm not a mental health professional.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:37 AM
 
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Well, the act itself is known to cause relaxation & temporary euphoria. But the psychological effects being sadness & depression are separate & perhaps your mind has used masturbation as a coping method hence the addiction. I'm curious if you have any other addictions? Anyway, it doesn't sound like you have a physical addiction more than a psychological, deep rooted issue that connects your pain with masturbation. I hope you can get the answers you're looking for and be able to live a happy, normal life. You deserve happiness & balance both physically and mentally. Take care
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