From The Washington Post By Amy Ellis Nutt: Dangr33 is back. Yep, it wasn’t enough for disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner to be caught sexting twice or even to bare his soul in a documentary about his sextcapades. Now he’s been caught sexting a woman, again not his wife, with his young son in the crotch shot.
There are many answers to the question of why smart men do really stupid things, but this latest development in Weiner’s weird sex life has people wondering if the man might be mentally ill.
Sexting, like Internet addiction, is not included by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But in the DSM’s most recent edition, Internet Gaming Disorder is listed as warranting more clinical research. Other countries such as China and South Korea, as well as the World Health Organization, do recognize Internet addiction as a treatable psychological disorder.