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The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine

  • Waguih William IsHak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Clinical Approaches in Sexual Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katerina A. Furman, Bret Becker, Waguih William IsHak
      Pages 3-15
    3. Ronald William Lewis
      Pages 17-23
    4. Gabriel Tobia, Khushminder Chahal, Waguih William IsHak
      Pages 25-37
    5. Roy J. Levin
      Pages 39-51
    6. Ana Virgolino, Luis Roxo, Violeta Alarcão
      Pages 53-78
    7. Prem K. Pahwa, Sallie M. Foley
      Pages 79-94
    8. Klaus M. Beier, Kurt K. Loewit
      Pages 95-120
  3. Sexual Dysfunctions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Demetria Pizano, Waguih William IsHak
      Pages 123-132
    3. Barry McCarthy, Danielle M. Cohn
      Pages 133-153
    4. Cindy M. Meston, Amelia M. Stanton
      Pages 155-163
    5. Cindy M. Meston, Amelia M. Stanton
      Pages 165-168
    6. Ahmed I. El-Sakka
      Pages 169-185
    7. Ezzat A. Ismail, Ahmed I. El-Sakka
      Pages 187-201
    8. Stuart Brody
      Pages 203-218
    9. Margaret Redelman
      Pages 219-240
    10. David L. Rowland
      Pages 241-254
    11. Michael J. Butcher, Ege Can Serefoglu
      Pages 255-269

About this book


This textbook is a comprehensive resource covering sexual disorders in depth, from etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, treatment, to prognosis.  The book highlights aspects the biological and psychosocial factors predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating sexual dysfunction, and the importance of integrating biological and psychosocial treatments. Specialized chapters cover specific common medical complaints, including erectile, ejaculatory, and orgasmic disorders in the male; desire, arousal and orgasmic disorders in the female; and an integrated approach to the couple.  With its focus on educational tools including over 100 figures, easy-to-use DSM-5 criteria table, and quick-guide appendices, this textbook is specially designed to educate readers on the psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and management of a wide range of sexual disorders.       
The Psychiatric Textbook of Sexual Medicine is a vital resource for medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, psychiatrists, psychologists, women’s health specialists, urologists, endocrinologists, general practitioners, social workers, and all medical professionals and trainees working with patients suffering from sexual disorders.


Biopsychosocial treatment Sexual Medicine Psychiatric Care for Sexual Disorders Psychosexual pharmacology Erectile Dysfunction Female Sexual Dysfunction

Editors and affiliations

  • Waguih William IsHak
    • 1
  1. 1.Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Waguih William IsHak, MD, FAPA has nearly 30 years of experience in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology, with specific training and expertise in sexual medicine, outcome measurement in psychiatric disorders particularly depressive symptom severity, functioning, and quality of life. He is researching innovative ways to measure and improve the detection and treatment of depression in people seeking medical care, as a way to restore/maintain health in the population at large in order to remove behavioral barriers to wellness. Dr. IsHak has lectured and published on quality of life as a critical outcome measure of healthcare interventions, mood disorders especially depression, sexual medicine, outcome measurement in psychiatry, and computer applications in psychiatry. He was also the author and designer of Health Education Programs for the Public, including the Online Depression Screening Test (ODST), Online Screening for Anxiety (OSA) and Online Screening Tests for Sexual Disorders. He has edited and authored four books: this volume, the Guidebook of Sexual Medicine (A&W Publishing, 2008), Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review (APPI, 2002) and On Call Psychiatry (WB Saunders, 2001). His articles have appeared in many prestigious journals, such as JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and Quality of Life Research. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training, and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. Dr. IsHak was awarded the 2002 and 2010 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2007 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA, 2011 Excellence in Education Award, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2012 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2012 Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2012. Dr. IsHak served as a Chief Proctor and Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Bibliographic information


“This book covers the clinical aspects of sexuality, including basics of sexuality and the sexual response cycle, clinical assessment, and overview of sexual dysfunctions. … The audience includes ‘physicians, practitioners, residents, trainees, and students alike.’ Any providers who address sexuality with their patients/clients would benefit from the information this book presents … . This is a worthy addition to the library of any provider who addresses sexuality and sexual functioning in the clinical setting.” (Brian P. Gomoll, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2017)