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  eMJA: Arousal disorders in women: complaints and complexities
Female sexual arousal disorders constitute a varied spectrum of difficulties, ranging from the total absence of genital or subjective pleasurable arousal to feelings of persistent genital arousal in the absence of sexual desire.
Female sexual arousal disorder has been defined as "the persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, causing personal distress, which may be expressed as a lack of subjective excitement or genital lubrication/swelling or other somatic responses".
On the other hand, she may be motivated to resist sexual arousal in order to thwart a partner, avoid flashbacks associated with past sexual abuse, or to resist feelings of loss of control associated with sexual abandonment.
www.mja.com.au /public/issues/178_12_160603/lei10725_fm-1.html   (1761 words)

  
  Psychology Today's Diagnosis Dictionary: Sexual Arousal Disorder
Sexual arousal disorder is an aberration during any stage of the sexual response cycle (desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the experience of satisfaction through sexual activity.
Sexual arousal disorders were previously known as frigidity in women and impotence in men, though these have now been replaced with less judgmental terms.
Sexual pain disorders affect many more women than men and are known as dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and vaginismus (an involuntary spasm of the musculature of the vagina that interferes with intercourse).
www.psychologytoday.com /conditions/sexarousal.html   (1265 words)

  
 Anxiety Zone - Sexual arousal disorder
Sexual arousal disorder, a condition found in the DSM-IV, is generally defined as the inability to attain or maintain typical responses to sexual arousal.
Contrary to popular belief, the disorder is not always caused from a lack of sexual arousal.
Possible causes of sexual arousal disorder include psychological and emotional factors, such as depression, anger, and stress; relationship factors, such as conflict or lack of trust; and medical factors, such as depleted hormones, reduced regional blood flow, and nerve damage.
www.anxietyzone.com /conditions/sexual_arousal_disorder.html   (231 words)

  
 Sexual Arousal Disorder: Sexual Dysfunction: Merck Manual Home Edition
Sexual arousal disorder is the persistent or recurring inability to attain or to maintain adequate vaginal lubrication and other physical responses of sexual excitement before or during sexual intercourse.
If the disorder develops after a period of adequate sexual functioning, it may be due to a problem in the current sexual relationship, such as constant fighting or arguing.
To determine the severity of the disorder and identify the cause, a doctor asks the woman about her sexual and medical history (including use of drugs) and performs a physical examination.
www.merck.com /mmhe/print/sec22/ch250/ch250f.html   (668 words)

  
 Sexual Disorders
Sexual dysfunctions are disorders related to a particular phase of the sexual response cycle.
This disorder may be present when a person has decreased sexual fantasies and a decreased or absent desire for sexual activity.
Female sexual arousal disorder is described as the inability of a woman to complete sexual activity with adequate lubrication.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/Sexual.html   (628 words)

  
 Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
The diagnosis and treatment of arousal disorders are complicated by the multiplicity of psychological/cultural/relationship variables that can interfere with arousal, and by the lack of correlation between women’s objective and subjective feelings of arousal.
Subjective sexual excitement still occurs from nongenital stimuli.” This clinical diagnosis pertains mostly to women with autonomic nerve damage and estrogen deficiency who don’t demonstrate vasocongestion (although there may or may not be a demonstrable physical pathology).
The arousal is unrelieved by one or more orgasms and the feelings of arousal persist for hours or days.” The panelists reported that this syndrome is poorly understood, but it may not be as rare as previously believed.
www.arhp.org /healthcareproviders/cme/onlinecme/NYNCP/arousaldisorders.cfm   (1271 words)

  
 Is sildenafil an efficacious treatment for sexual arousal disorder in premenopausal women? - Viagra - Patient-Oriented ...
Sexual arousal disorder is the persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, expressed as a lack of genital lubrication or swelling response.
Eligible women were healthy, with a subjectively normal sexual desire, not taking any known medications that could effect sexual arousal, had not experienced any clitoral and vaginal sensation or were slow to respond, and had not lubricated for a minimum of 6 months; they were all in stable, satisfying heterosexual relationships.
Sexual arousal scores (sexual enjoyment, feeling of satisfaction, and frequency of sexual fantasies) improved with both doses of sildenafil, compared with placebo: Average score of 4.2 from a maximum of 5 for either dose versus 2.6 for placebo, compared with 1.5 at baseline (P <.001).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0689/is_11_50/ai_80531387   (701 words)

  
 News - Women's Health - Stanford University School of Medicine
Peripheral arousal disorder occurs when a woman is aware of feelings of pleasure in her mind while simultaneously experiencing a decrease in or lack of genital lubrication, swelling, or sensation of genital tingling/warmth.
Central arousal disorder occurs when there is a genital response to sexual stimulation; however, there is no mental awareness of sexual pleasure.
Combined sexual arousal disorder is when both the genital and mental response to sexual stimulation is lacking or absent.
womenshealth.stanford.edu /femalesexualhealth.html   (885 words)

  
 Sexual Arousal Disorder - Health and Medical Information produced by doctors - MedicineNet.com
Sexual arousal disorder is an impairment during any stage of the sexual response cycle (desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction as a result of sexual activity.
In this area of disorders, the individual may be interested in sexual intercourse but has difficulty becoming stimulated enough to complete the act.
This disorder refers to women who are indifferent or hostile to sexual intercourse, who have no response to sexual advances or stimulation, or who are unable to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=38125   (520 words)

  
 Female Sexual Arousal Disorder and Female Orgasmic Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In terms of the presentation of both female sexual arousal disorder and female orgasmic disorder, they may be lifelong or acquired, and they may occur in all situations or be situation-specific (e.g., with a spouse but not with a different partner).
The length of time the disorder has been in place and the extent to which it is partner- or situation-specific, as opposed to occurring in all situations, may be determined by different etiological factors and may influence the intervention strategy chosen to treat the disorder.
Female sexual arousal disorder is defined as “persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement” (American Psychiatric Association 1994, p.
www.health.am /sex/more/female_sexual_dysfunction   (870 words)

  
 Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
It is not unusual for the woman with female sexual arousal disorder to have almost no sense of sexual arousal.
Sexual Desire Disorders may be associated with specific settings, situations and relationships or generally present in all sexual settings.
It is considered a disorder when it causes distress or interpersonal conflict, and it must be differentiated from other psychological problems for which it may be simply a symptom rather than the primary problem.
www.psychnet-uk.com /dsm_iv/female_sexual_arousal_disorder.htm   (341 words)

  
 Welcome to AJC! | ajc.com
The drug that treats erectile dysfunction in men is also being used for female sexual arousal disorder, although it hasn't been approved by the FDA for this purpose.
Clinical studies evaluating the safety and efficacy for women with arousal disorder are still underway, and so far, the results have been mixed.
This study was presented at the annual convention of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in May 2000, and involved 583 women, 46 percent of whom had sexual arousal disorder as their primary problem and 54 percent of whom had other forms of sexual dysfunction as their main problem.
www.ajc.com /health/content/shared-auto/womens/sexual_dysfunction/treat.html   (1972 words)

  
 AUA: Women With Sexual Arousal Disorder Improve With Sildenafil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The women were in stable sexual relationships for at least 6 months and had undergone hysterectomy with or without oophorectomy or were postmenopausal, with sexual arousal disorder for at least 6 months, a free testosterone plasma concentration of at least 0.9 pg/mL, or receiving androgen replacement therapy.
The primary sexual arousal efficacy end points were questions 2 (increased sensation/feeling in the genital area during intercourse or stimulation) and 4 (increased satisfaction with intercourse and/or foreplay) of the 6-item Female Intervention Efficacy Index.
In women with sexual arousal disorder who did not have secondary hypoactive sexual desire disorder, sildenafil treatment was also associated with significantly greater improvement in vaginal lubrication (P=0.0154), ability to have an orgasm (P=0.0116), and overall sexual experience (P=0.0001).
www.pslgroup.com /dg/231412.htm   (454 words)

  
 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first focuses on the treatment of sexual dysfunctions such as hypoactive sexual desire, premature ejaculation, male erectile disorder, dyspareunia, and female arousal and orgasmic disorders.
Sexual Desire Disorders, by Alan Riley and Kathyrn May of the University of Central Lancashire of the United Kingdom, captures the complexity of evaluating and treating sexual desire disorders.
In ”Female Sexual Dysfunction” Chapter, Marita McCabe of Deakin University in Australia surveys empirical data concerning the treatment of female sexual arousal and orgasmic disorders and outlines the components of an integrated treatment approach.
www.health.am /sex/more/sexual_and_gender_identity_disorders   (1405 words)

  
 Female sexual arousal disorder - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Demographics, Diagnosis, Treatments, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) refers to the persistent or recurrent inability of a woman to achieve or maintain an adequate lubrication-swelling response during sexual activity.
Normally, when a woman is aroused and sexually excited, the first physiological change that she experiences is expansion of the blood vessels in the pelvic region, allowing more blood to flow to her lower abdomen and genitals.
The lack of sexual response must cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties for the woman and be caused either only by psychological factors or by a combination of psychological and physical factors to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of FSAD.
www.minddisorders.com /Del-Fi/Female-sexual-arousal-disorder.html   (1662 words)

  
 Treatment of Sexual Arousal Disorder at the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry
Treatment of Sexual Arousal Disorder at the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry
Sexual Arousal Disorder is the inability to attain or maintain adequate genital lubrication, swelling
arousal, but unrealistic expectations about sexuality or stress around sexual situations can
www.revitalizingpsychiatry.com /ArousalDisorder.html   (217 words)

  
 sexual disorders
ISD is present if there is both a low rate of sexual activity and a subjective lack of desire for sexual activity; desire here includes sexual dreams and fantasies, attention to erotic material, awareness of wishes for sexual activity, noticing attractive potential partners, and feelings of frustration if deprived of sex.
Female Orgasmic Disorder is the impairment of the orgastic component of the female sexual response.
Male Orgasmic Disorder is an involuntary inhibition of the male orgastic reflex.
www.crescentlife.com /disorders/sexual_disorders.htm   (1861 words)

  
 BehaveNet┬« Clinical Capsule™: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
Women with this sexual dysfunction disorder experience inability to achieve or maintain an adequate "lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement."
Persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement.
The sexual dysfunction is not better accounted for by another Axis I disorder (except another Sexual Dysfunction) and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.
www.behavenet.com /capsules/disorders/fsexarsldis.htm   (113 words)

  
 Welcome to OxfordPress!
The drug that treats erectile dysfunction in men is also being used for female sexual arousal disorder, although it hasn't been approved by the FDA for this purpose.
This study was presented at the annual convention of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in May 2000, and involved 583 women, 46 percent of whom had sexual arousal disorder as their primary problem and 54 percent of whom had other forms of sexual dysfunction as their main problem.
Introduced in June 2002, Zestra feminine arousal fluid (made of botanical tropical oils) has been shown to increase sexual response in women with arousal disorder or those who have sexual side effects due to anti-depressant medications.
www.oxfordpress.com /health/content/shared-auto/womens/sexual_dysfunction/treat.html   (1959 words)

  
 Clinical Trial: Ginkgo Biloba: Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
Moreover, given that the mechanisms hypothesized to facilitate female sexual function are operative at a peripheral rather than a central (i.e., neurotransmitter) level, it is unlikely that GBE would adversely impact the mood-alleviating therapeutic effects of antidepressant medications that are believed to be centrally mediated.
Patients who report experiencing clinically significant sexual difficulties, including hypoactive sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, or inhibited orgasm prior to antidepressant treatment, or who report an onset of sexual dysfunction less than one week or more than 3 months after beginning antidepressant treatment.
Patients with Vaginismus, Sexual Aversion Disorder, or Dyspareunia (unless the Dyspareunia is secondary to Female Sexual Arousal Disorder and is reversed with the use of a sexual lubricant).
www.clinicaltrials.gov /show/NCT00034021   (1238 words)

  
 Female Sexual Arousal Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The essential feature of Female Sexual Arousal Disorder is a persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement (Criterion A).
The arousal response consists of vasocongestion in the pelvis, vaginal lubrication and expansion, and swelling of the external genitalia.
The appropriate diagnosis would be Sexual Dysfunction Due to a General Medical Condition when the dysfunction is judged to be due exclusively to the physiological effects of a specified general medical condition (e.g., menopausal or postmenopausal reductions in estrogen levels, atrophic vaginitis, diabetes mellitus, radiotherapy of the pelvis).
www.recurrentdepression.com /site/more/154   (690 words)

  
 Sexual
After a normal phase of sexual excitement, the woman's orgasm is persistently or repeatedly delayed or absent.
The clinician's judgment of this is based on her sexual experience, adequacy of foreplay and norms for her age.
The clinician's judgment of this is based on the man's age and the adequacy of duration, focus and intensity of sexual activity.
www.geocities.com /morrison94/Sexual.htm   (1981 words)

  
 Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Symptom, Cause and Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The main feature of female sexual arousal disorder is an inability to achieve and progress through the stages of "normal" female arousal.
The sexual dysfunction is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (except another sexual dysfunction) and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.
Most of the treatments for sexual arousal disorders are still in the experimental stages, although a variety of products are being evaluated for their effectiveness in increasing blood flow to the genitalia and facilitating lubrication.
www.depression-guide.com /female-sexual-arousal-disorder.htm   (424 words)

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