Based on his neuroscientific research, Casper Schmidt established early neurobiological markers of porn addiction – which in June 2018 led to its inclusion in the World Health Organization’s list of diseases, opening new doors for treatment of this group of individuals.
Casper finished his PhD in Clinical Neuroscience in the summer of 2019 and now works as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at Aalborg University. The idea for his work on porn addiction originated from a TED talk back in 2013 revealing a new phenomenon of people reporting porn as an addiction. Casper’s fascination by the brain fuelled his studies on this topic, which has led to remarkable results. Casper is [re]defining porn addiction as a diagnosis.
Watch Casper’s talk, titled “Why it’s important to recognise compulsive sexual behavior disorder”.