Formicophilia: Formicophilia refers to sexual urges, preferences or fantasies involving ants or insects.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Formicophilia is available below.
Symptoms of Formicophilia
- Sexual gratification from having small animals crawl on parts of the body
- Sexual interest in ants or insects
- Recurring intense sexual fantasies involving ants or insects
- Sexual arousal involving ants or insects
- more symptoms...»
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Treatments for Formicophilia
- Psychoanalysis, hypnosis, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, drug therapy
- Treatment is generally not sought unless the condition becomes problematic for the person in some way and they feel compelled to address their condition. The majority of people simply learn to accept their fetish and manage to achieve gratification in an appropriate manner. If treatment is sought, general treatment options for fetishes may include:
- Behavior therapy
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treatments for Formicophilia
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Formicophilia:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Formicophilia?
Causes of Formicophilia
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Formicophilia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Formicophilia
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety...read more »
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Formicophilia: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Formicophilia
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Formicophilia: Rare Types
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Formicophilia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Formicophilia
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