Sexual Disorders: Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment by Peter J. Fagan, Paul R. McHugh

By Peter J. Fagan, Paul R. McHugh

Sexual issues may perhaps come up from a number of reasons. Their medical overview, prognosis, and remedy needs to consider the patient's underlying biology, background, and behaviors. utilizing an procedure pioneered on the Johns Hopkins clinical associations, Peter Fagan applies the 4 "perspectives of psychiatry" (disease, measurement, habit, and lifestyles tale) to the analysis and remedy of sexual problems.

This e-book deals therapists an effective and clinically confirmed solution to arrange the diversity of theoretical methodologies at the moment to be had, providing a framework that's either conceptually cohesive and with no trouble appropriate in scientific settings. After an advent, each one bankruptcy deals a case research via an research in response to one point of view technique in addition to a dialogue of the medical implications of that standpoint. The booklet closes with a bankruptcy integrating the methods. This booklet should be of curiosity to psychological well-being care execs, together with psychiatrists, psychologists, and social staff, who deal with sufferers with sexual disorders.

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During the evaluation, he sweated profusely and seemed to be physically agitated. He was referred for a long-overdue physical examination and was found to have hyperthyroidism. As the thyroid function was normalized with medication, the premature ejaculation resolved. 21 sex and the disease perspective Certainly, no clinician would diagnose hyperthyroidism based on sweating and agitation alone. But attention to these clinical entities should alert one to the need for further physical and laboratory evaluation in a patient who has not recently had a complete medical examination.

It was the second marriage for him and the third marriage for her. Together they had no children, but she had two daughters (ages 20 and 18) and he had a son (age 14) by previous marriages. She worked as a clerical staff person in a construction company. They sought marriage counseling in crisis because Sally had had a sexual relationship with a neighbor, the father of one of her stepson’s friends. In the initial history, Sally reported that she had always felt she had a higher sexual drive than other women she knew.

THE PERSPECTIVES AND SEXUAL DISORDERS Even as the perspectives are an effective epistemology in the formulation of cases of general psychiatric disorders, so too do they provide clinicians with a comprehensive approach to individuals with sexual disorders and dysfunctions. After all, sexual disorders and sexual dysfunction are conditions, behaviors, and problems that are usually diagnosable with DSM-IV-TR criteria. What I have said about the perspectives and psychiatric disorders in general applies equally to sexual disorders.

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