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Procedural Options for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Disorders

  • Eric C. Krohne
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Abstract

A sexual problem is clinically designated a sexual dysfunction when it disrupts, or evidences a disruption in, an individual’s sexual response cycle. A sexual dysfunction can be either partial (an occasionally interrupted or a chronically weakened response) or complete (a total interruption). Those that have always existed are considered primary, while others that occur after a period of sexual adequacy, or sit-uationally, are termed secondary. Dysfunctions are termed psychosexual or psychogenic when they are of emotional or social origin, while those that are organically precipitated are designated as secondary symptoms of the particular disease entity, for example, primary impotence, complete, secondary to chronic diabetes.

Keywords

Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Problem Male Therapist Sexual Disorder Procedural Option 
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© Spectrum Publications, Inc. 1982

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  • Eric C. Krohne

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