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Assessment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Using DSM 5, "Sexual Problems and Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Assessment and Management." Educational Seminar Presented via the VA Women’s Mental Health Monthly Education Teleconference

Weitlauf JC, Balon R. Assessment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Using DSM 5, "Sexual Problems and Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Assessment and Management." Educational Seminar Presented via the VA Women’s Mental Health Monthly Education Teleconference. [Cyberseminar]. 2014 Aug 4.




Abstract:

Overview *Sexual problems and complaints, related to disturbances in sexual interest, arousal, and achievement of orgasm are common in the general population. *Sexual problems commonly present secondary to changes in the patient (or patient's partner) related to age, physical or mental health, or emergence of relationship stress and other psychosocial stressors. *Complaints of sexual problems also commonly present in among patients with psychiatric morbidity. - Low or absent sexual desire/arousal has been linked with anxiety disorders, trauma exposure, particularly sexual abuse, and depression. - Illicit substance use can contribute to poor sexual functioning. - Some psychotropic medications are linked with sexual problems, particularly low libido; medication use is also linked with impaired orgasm. *The [presentation] will provide guidance related to: - Clinicians' understanding of key historical concepts that have guided the development of diagnostic classification of sexual problems and disorders. - Recent changes in the conceptualization of these disorders in men and women. - Important clinical considerations for the diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems and dysfunctions in Veteran patients with psychiatric morbidity.





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