Pornography Addiction (overuse of pornography) is excessive pornography use that interferes with daily life. Currently, the DSM-IV does not consider pornography addiction as a diagnosis. However, therapists are beginning to take pornography addiction more seriously.

Sexual Addiction is a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Sex and the thought of sex often dominates the thinking patterns of an individual with a sexual addiction, which make it very difficult to develop healthy interpersonal relationships.

Television Addiction: There’s no question that television can be used as a teaching tool, something that can provide humor and distraction and escape from every day troubles. The problem with television occurs when a person realizes that he or she needs to stop watching as much television, yet finds that he or she is unable to stop watching TV.

Video Game Addiction (which has been called video game overuse, or pathological use of computer/video games) like many other addictions, is an impulse control disorder similar in many ways to compulsive shopping or compulsive gambling, rather than an addiction to a substance.

Workaholism (not listed in the DSM-IV) is sometimes called “the respectable addiction.” After all, our society lauds those who work hard, climb the corporate ladder, and have many successes at the workplace. Workaholism is more than simply working hard, putting in long hours or spending extra time working.