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Retraction: Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics


This retracts the article "Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics" published in volume 7, issue 7.

Retraction

This article has been retracted by agreement between all of the authors, John R. Adler (Cureus Editor-in-Chief) and Cureus. The retraction has been agreed upon due to erroneous statements about the existence of sexual addiction and hypersexuality codes within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). In an effort to unambiguously rectify all errors, the authors have agreed to submit a significantly revised manuscript for subsequent peer review and re-publication.

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Retraction: Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics


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Kenneth Blum Corresponding Author

Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan

Department of Psychiatry, and Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Mark S. Gold

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA


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Retraction: Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics


This retracts the article "Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics" published in volume 7, issue 7.
  • Author Information
    Kenneth Blum Corresponding Author

    Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida

    Rajendra D. Badgaiyan

    Department of Psychiatry, and Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

    Mark S. Gold

    Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared the following conflicts of interest: Payment/services info: Dr. Blum is the co-recipient of a grant from the Life Extension Foundation , Ft. Lauderdale , Fl., USA to Path Foundation, NYC, USA. Dr. Badgaiyan is supported by NIH 1R01NS07884. Financial relationships: Kenneth Blum declare(s) personal fees, a patent and royalties from Dominion Diagnostic LLC. Licence agreement for genetic testing. Kenneth Blum declare(s) non-financial support, royalties and stock/stock options from RDSS LLC. License agreement for Synaptamine . Kenneth Blum declare(s) personal fees, non-financial support and a patent from Victory Nutrition International ,LLC. license agreement for Brain Reward. Kenneth Blum declare(s) non-financial support and a patent from Malibu Beach Recovery Center . Consultant. Kenneth Blum
    declare(s) personal fees, non-financial support and a patent from Rivermend Health. Member Scientific Advisory Board. Mark S. Gold declare(s) non-financial support and a patent from Rivermend Health. Chairman Scientific Advisory Board. Intellectual property info: US patent no. 6,132,724; 6,955,873 issued. US PATENT APPLICATION 11/250,355;
    PCT /US2009/048074;
    PROVISIONAL 62,08,173.


    Article Information

    Published: July 27, 2015

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.290

    Cite this article as:

    Blum K, Badgaiyan R D, Gold M S (July 27, 2015) Hypersexuality Addiction and Withdrawal: Phenomenology, Neurogenetics and Epigenetics. Cureus 7(7): e290. doi:10.7759/cureus.290

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: July 23, 2015
    Peer review began: July 24, 2015
    Peer review concluded: July 27, 2015
    Published: July 27, 2015

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    Blum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Retraction

This article has been retracted by agreement between all of the authors, John R. Adler (Cureus Editor-in-Chief) and Cureus. The retraction has been agreed upon due to erroneous statements about the existence of sexual addiction and hypersexuality codes within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). In an effort to unambiguously rectify all errors, the authors have agreed to submit a significantly revised manuscript for subsequent peer review and re-publication.

Kenneth Blum

Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida

For correspondence:
drd2gene@gmail.com

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, M.D., Professor

Department of Psychiatry, and Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Mark S. Gold

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kenneth Blum

Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida

For correspondence:
drd2gene@gmail.com

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, M.D., Professor

Department of Psychiatry, and Laboratory of Advanced Radiochemistry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Mark S. Gold

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA