Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment

Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment

Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment

Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment

Synopsis

This fully revised and updated volume provides a state-of-the-science overview of the most common sexual dysfunctions and the full range of assessment and treatment approaches. The book begins with discussions of the main classes of sexual dysfunction--desire disorders, arousal disorders, orgasm disorders, and sexual pain disorders - describing what is currently known about clinical presentation, prevalence, and etiological factors. The authors then address the practical tasks of clinical evaluation and intervention, including expanded coverage of how to integrate medical and psychosocial assesment findings into a coherent case formulation. Clearly explaining basic strategies and methods for working with clients, the second edition is illustrated with all new case material. Other new features include information on the latest biomedical and pharmacological treatments, such as Viagra; updated research data and references; and quick-reference tables to guide in treatment planning for each type of disorder.

Excerpt

It is refreshing to find a book that truly delivers what it promises. Wincze and Carey's second edition of Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment does just that. It provides a timely, sensible and practical approach to evaluating and treating the major sexual dysfunctions and it does so in a nononsense, straightforward, and readable way.

Today, more than ever, individuals and couples want to enjoy sex. With sexual images and allusions bombarding us from all sides and promises of quick fixes for sexual problems crowding the pages of popular magazines and newspapers, it is not surprising that most people want and expect sexual satisfaction. Yet there are few reliable resources for individuals experiencing sexual difficulties. Physicians often avoid asking patients about their sexual concerns, let alone having (or taking) the time to counsel patients. Even when they are comfortable about initiating sexual inquiry, medical doctors tend to over-emphasize the biological basis of problems and neglect the psychological and interpersonal determinants of difficulties. The internet, on the other hand, is full of sex-related sites and materials, but few can be trusted to reliably or accurately provide genuine guidance for overcoming sexual difficulties. If it is erotic stimulation or access to sexual partners that is sought, the internet delivers. But if treatment is what is called for, most individuals would be better served by consulting a skilled therapist. Unfortunately, most clinicians, while well intentioned and sympathetic, are unaware of the latest and most effective approaches to the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction.

This is why this book is so valuable. It not only provides a scholarly overview of the major male and female sexual dysfunctions, it reminds the . . .

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