Mental Health » Sexual Dysfunction

What are Sexual Dysfunctions?

These disorders cause a person to experience a significant disturbance in the ability to respond sexually or to experience sexual pleasure. There are many things that can affect sexual functioning, from differences in expectations between partners to poor perception of body image and lack of confidence.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

After a careful clinical evaluation, we will determine which sexual dysfunction you are suffering from and develop a treatment plan that will help you. We will begin treatment with a combination of medication management and psychotherapy. We offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which can help alter negative thinking patterns that can affect sexual functioning. We can also work to streamline medication management in the case of sexual side effects caused by medications.

Specific Sexual Dysfunctions:

• Delayed Ejaculation
• Erectile Disorder
• Female Orgasmic Disorder
• Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder
• Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder
• Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
• Substance/Medication-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
• Gender Dysphoria
• Premature (Early) Ejaculation

Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction:

In general, most people with anxiety disorders experience a sense of fear and worry. However, there are unique symptoms for each disorder as well.
Premature Ejaculation:
• Occurs within 1 minute
Erectile Disorder:
• Difficulty maintaining an erection
Substance/Medication induced Sexual Dysfunction
• Caused by other medications / drugs / alcohol

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