19 Jun '11, 7pm

Can sexting be an illness? Experts are split: Some experts say Mr Weiner's actions resemble the characteristics

GARDEN CITY (New York) - Married men sometimes behave badly. They covet. They flirt. They philander. And when they get caught, they occasionally adopt the insanity defence, telling spouses that an inner demon made them lose control. Doctors say the line between legitimate clinical disorder and plain old lousy behaviour is not well-understood. That makes it hard to assess United States Representative Anthony Weiner's announcement that he was seeking "professional treatment" following a scandal over lewd photos and messages he sent to women he did not know. The congressman has not specified what type of care he is getting or for what, leaving constituents to wonder whether he is seeking treatment as a ploy to buy time and sympathy. Some experts say Mr Weiner's actions resemble the characteristics of drug addicts, alcoholics, problem gamblers or even overeaters. Sexual addict...

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