“It could involve sex with a partner, but it may also mean activities such as viewing pornography, masturbation, visiting prostitutes or using sex chat lines,” it explains, claiming that while for most people such habits don’t cause problems, sex addicts are unable to control these urges and actions.
My life fell apart.” Sex addiction hurts partners in a way that no other addiction can, says Paula Hall, who has written a book on the subject.
To be fair on Rachel’s friends, there is some debate about whether the term sex addiction is scientifically accurate, but the field of addiction is changing fast and emphasis is shifting from the substance to the psychological symptoms of addiction.
The NHS has a website page dedicated to sex addiction.
If someone displays the signs and symptoms of self-injury, a mental health professional with self-injury expertise should be consulted.
An evaluation or assessment is the first step, followed by a recommended course of treatment to prevent the self-destructive cycle from continuing. Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder: The path to diagnostic validity and final obstacles.