Sexual dysfunction is when an individual experiences problems in the sexual response cycle which prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction in sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction can affect men and women. The phases of the sexual response cycle include: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
There are 4 types of sexual dysfunction disorders:
- Desire Disorders: lack of interest in sex
- Arousal Disorders: being unable to become excited during sex
- Orgasm Disorders: being unable to have an orgasm
- Pain Disorders: having pain during sex
Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
There are physical and psychological causes to sexual dysfunction.
Physical: causes include heart and vascular disease, diabetes, hormone imbalances, liver or kidney failure, neurological disorders. Alcoholism, drug abuse, and the side effect of antidepressant and other medications can also cause sexual dysfunction.
Psychological: causes include depression, stress/anxiety, relationship/martial problems, problems with self-image or worry about sexual performance, feelings of guilt, and past traumatic experiences with sexual activity.
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Our Treatment Services
At ABC we offer a variety of services to help individuals in any way possible. We have a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists to help individuals through their sexual dysfunction. We will work together with individuals to discover the cause of their sexual dysfunction and create a treatment plan. ABC offers individual therapy and medication management to help clients with their sexual dysfunction. Whether it be physical or psychological causes, our team will work with individuals to help them with sexual dysfunction.
Individual therapy offers a judgment free, safe space for clients to describe what they are struggling with and how sexual dysfunction affects them and their relationship. Clients are also able to bring their spouses or partners in with them for couples counseling through the individual therapy. This way our professionals can work together with the couple to find the best solution to their sexual problems.