Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders by Richard Balon, Robert Taylor Segraves

By Richard Balon, Robert Taylor Segraves

Sexuality is a vital part of gender id, self-image, and total future health. Sexual difficulties have a excessive occurrence within the basic inhabitants and in addition between sufferers with psychological issues. Clinical handbook of Sexual Disorders is the 1st finished textual content in a long time to handle the administration and remedy of sexual dysfunctions. utilizing a conceptual version that includes organic, mental, and cultural interventions as its guideline, the ebook explores and evaluates the various aspects of sexual disorder. Written via 25 contributing scientific experts from world wide, the textual content combines conceptual shifts in the box of human sexuality with the newest examine findings right into a functional three-part quantity. The ebook covers normal components of human sexuality in the body of psychiatry, administration of significant sexual dysfunctions along with convinced psychiatric stipulations and medicines, and sexual matters in exact sufferer populations young children and youngsters, and older adults

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Aizenberg et al. (1995) compared the sexual functions of three groups: patients with schizophrenia who were treated with antipsychotic medication, drug-free patients with schizophrenia, and a psychiatrically healthy control group. Sexual dysfunction was pervasive in both patient groups. An interesting finding in this study was that the patient group on antipsychotic medication had more desire for sexual activity than the drug-free patient group but at the cost of more difficulties with erection and ejaculation.

Those respondents who indicated having occasional sexual problems were not included in the analysis of prevalence rates or their association with various factors. The worldwide prevalence of sexual dysfunctions occurring periodically or frequently has been estimated, from GSSAB data, at 38% for women and 29% for men. Women had a higher frequency of sexual problems than males in all seven clusters both individually and globally. 1%) for pain during sex. 1%) for inability to reach orgasm at any frequency.

Partner questioning could be quite helpful at this level. , hypoactive sexual desire disorder, erectile dysfunction). If the patient has more than one dysfunction, determine whether one can be identified as primary. Also, ascertain whether the dysfunction is transient, fluctuating, or permanent. , marital discord, atherosclerosis, infection). Partner involvement could be also helpful at this level. The clinician should also realize that a patient may present for an evaluation of problems or symptomatology seemingly unrelated to sexual issues, although issues related to sexual functioning may be underlying this symptomatology.

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