This week, Duchovny and his wife, Tea Leoni , separated for a second time in their year marriage. Duchovny, 50, and Leoni, 45, have weathered this storm before: In , they spent several months apart after he admitted that he was a sex addict and voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center. He was the first celebrity to own up to sex addiction. Other public figures have sought treatment following sexual indiscretions since then -- golfer Tiger Woods and most recently, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner , whose wife is reportedly seeking distance from him. But Duchovny still holds the distinction of being the only celebrity to cite sex addiction as his reason for treatment, as opposed to depression, "undisclosed reasons" or any number of other ailments. It's not known what exactly caused the split between Duchovny and Leoni this time.
Did Rehab Help David Duchovny Overcome His Sex Addiction?
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By Jill Serjeant. Steve Eichel, an addiction specialist who works in Delaware. Sexual health experts estimate that about percent of Americans have the disorder, including women. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms range from rampant promiscuity to spending hours looking at pornography and using sex to escape from problems such as depression or stress. It is often accompanied by secrecy and shame, and sufferers have difficulties with emotional intimacy. Before marrying actress Tea Leoni in , Duchovny was linked with a string of women, and in the mids he was forced to deny reports that he had attended meetings to control his cravings. Treatment for sex addiction usually includes psychotherapy, group meetings similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, and sometimes medications like anti-depressants whose common side-effects include a decrease in libido.
Can David Duchovny Recover From Sex Addiction?
Whatever the case, David Duchovny, who plays a sex-crazed writer on Showtime's "Californication," seems to be having trouble breaking character; the actor is currently being treated for sex addiction at a rehab facility. Duchovny, 48, has been married since to actress Tea Leoni, with whom he has a 9-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. Showtime, which will begin airing the show's second season in September, released a statement after Duchovny's announcement, saying, "All of us at Showtime wish David and his family the best during this very private time. In January, Duchovny won a Golden Globe for best comic actor for his lead role as Hank Moody, an oversexed single dad and novelist struggling with writer's block, on "Californication.
In , David entered rehab for a sex addiction problem. This behaviour was destroying his relationships and harming his reputation, so he made the empowering decision to get help for his problem. The two divorced earlier this year, so some of his fans may be wondering if his treatment for sex addiction actually worked.