Fame Addiction Rehab & Treatment
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief to those who are suffering from Fame Addiction and all types of behavioral addictions.
Fame Addiction is characterized by the desperate need for external validation – the acceptance, recognition, and approval of virtually everyone, from strangers to intimates, is the goal of the person addicted to fame.
- Lumion is the only mental health treatment center in the world with a Fame Addiction Program.
People suffering from Fame Addiction will often “lose themselves” internally, abandoning their sense of self to the external world of fantasy, competition, needing to be recognized, and being famous. This personality disorder creates a negative pattern of behavior with the sole focus of being recognized, validated, and approved by others.
Common characteristics of Fame Addiction include:
- Needing constant validation from family, friends and others
- Significant anxiety and/or mood instability
- Difficulties with impulse control
- Poor self esteem
- Rejection Sensitivity
- Identity Crisis
- Overly opportunistic with new and current relationships (evaluate for usefulness)
- Living in a fantasy world
- Substance Abuse
- Self Destructive Behaviors
- Impression Management
- Attachment Difficulties
These are not symptoms which can be “worked through” with “Personal Coach”.
Fame Addiction is a constellation of symptoms, negative behaviors, and emotional dependency that requires treatment from experienced mental health professionals.
Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Fame Addiction
Due to our proximity to “The entertainment capital of the world”, Hollywood, the behavioral medicine experts at Lumion have become intimately familiar with this disorder. Because of the groundbreaking work of our founder, Dr. Reef Karim has become the pre-eminent expert on Fame Addiction. As such, he is frequently interviewed around the world on the topic of fame, and how it’s becoming an ever-larger problem in our culture.
The effective treatment of Fame Addiction requires a deep-dive into the neurobiology of rewards and values in social decision making, while understanding that disclosing information about the Self is intrinsically rewarding. Such work requires a safe, emotionally supportive environment created by empathetic, experienced, and understanding mental health care professionals.
- Fame Addiction treatment requires a deep understanding of the underlying motivations of those who “lose themselves” to their need for validation by others.
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the doctors and staff at Lumion Center are experts in behavioral therapy and medication management, offering a supportive therapeutic environment and personalized treatment plan for Fame Addiction that addresses your unique symptoms, as well as any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to your condition.
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