A psychiatrist, along with a psychologist, can help a person overcome sex addiction.
2. How effective is recovery from sex addiction?
According to The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, recovery is a process that works when the following principles are adhered to -
Accepting the presence of the disease / its consequences
Commitment to change through treatment
Fight the need to control compulsion.
Willingness to learn from other people’s recovery
3. Where should I seek help?
In the west there are support groups like Sex Addicts Anonymous who are formed with the exclusive intension of providing help and support to sex addicts. In places where organized support does not exist the concerned person can approach a psychiatrist.
4. When should I seek help?
You must seek help at the earliest, when the first signs of addiction appear. This is when the treatment is most effective.