Sexual Dysfunctions in Mentally Ill Patients

  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
  • Alberto Siracusano

Part of the Trends in Andrology and Sexual Medicine book series (TASM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. David L. Rowland, Ion G. Motofei
    Pages 5-32
  3. Stanley E. Althof
    Pages 33-40
  4. Giacomo Ciocca, Susana Ochoa, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 41-51
  5. Valentina Postorino, Martina Siracusano, Giulia Giovagnoli, Luigi Mazzone
    Pages 63-73
  6. Marc De Hert, Johan Detraux
    Pages 83-97
  7. Cinzia Niolu, Giulia Lisi, Alberto Siracusano
    Pages 99-107
  8. Emanuela Bianciardi
    Pages 109-118
  9. Giovanni Castellini, Mario Maggi, Valdo Ricca
    Pages 119-125
  10. Jiska Ristori, Alessandra Daphne Fisher, Giovanni Castellini, Mario Maggi
    Pages 127-139
  11. Cinzia Niolu, Giulia Lisi, Alberto Siracusano
    Pages 141-151
  12. Giovanni Martinotti, Emanuela Belfiglio, Rita Santacroce, Massimo di Giannantonio
    Pages 153-162
  13. Daniele Mollaioli, Andrea Sansone, Francesco Romanelli, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 163-172
  14. Alberto Collazzoni, Giacomo Ciocca, Carmela Marucci, Alessandro Rossi
    Pages 173-181
  15. Erika Limoncin, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 183-192
  16. Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Fiorela Gorea, Lucia Longo, Michele Ribolsi
    Pages 193-213
  17. Alessandra Daphne Fisher, Jiska Ristori, Mario Maggi
    Pages 215-224
  18. Alessandro Cuomo, Arianna Goracci, Andrea Fagiolini
    Pages 251-262

About this book


This book addresses the fundamental importance of the proper assessment and treatment of sexual disorders in patients with mental disorders with regard to their treatment outcomes and adherence to therapies.

In fact, patients with mental disorders often suffer from sexual dysfunctions and in many cases, pharmacological treatment causes sexual-dysfunction side-effects. However, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and psychotic disorders are often also characterized by sexual symptoms that have a profound impact on sexual function.

The psychopathology of sexual behavior investigates deficits in the mind-body relationship that are expressed through sexual symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, orgasmic disorders, or lack of sexual desire. These symptoms can be considered both prodromal and as a consequence of psychological or psychiatric suffering.

Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, this book offers a valuable guide for psychiatrists, andrologists, gynecologists and psychologists.


Sexuality Sexual behavior Psychopatology Medical sexology Sexual medicine Addiction

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
    • 1
  • Alberto Siracusano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Systems MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68305-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68306-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0088
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-0096
  • Buy this book on publisher's site