ISBN-13: 978-1585623389

Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders 1st Edition

by Richard Balon (Author), Robert Taylor Segraves (Author)

Sexuality is an integral part of gender identity, self-image, and overall well-being. Sexual problems have a high prevalence in the general population and also among patients with mental disorders. Clinical Manual of Sexual Disorders is the first comprehensive text in decades to address the management and treatment of sexual dysfunctions. Using a conceptual model that incorporates biological, psychological, and cultural interventions as its guiding principle, the book explores and evaluates the many facets of sexual dysfunction. Written by 25 contributing clinical specialists from around the world, the text combines conceptual shifts within the field of human sexuality with the latest research findings into a practical three-part volume. The book covers general areas of human sexuality within the frame of psychiatry, management of major sexual dysfunctions in conjunction with certain psychiatric conditions and medications, and sexual issues in two unique patient populations children and adolescents, and older adults.