Behavioural addictions are being increasingly recognised as problematic patterns of compulsive behaviour which impair an individual’s functioning and cause marked distress. These patterns of compulsive acting out include problem gambling, pornography addiction and sexual acting out. Individuals with behavioural addictions continue to engage in the problem behaviour despite negative consequences (such as potential loss of job, income, breakdown of relationships and damage to reputation). Modern neuroscientific studies have confirmed that behavioural addictions share the same fundamental alterations in brain function as chemical addictions.
At Vital Mind Psychology, we have the skills, experience and expertise to accurately assess and treat compulsive behaviors.