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Integrating psychosexual medicine and pharmacotherapy in the management of sexual dysfunction: Female Sexual Dysfunction

Integrating psychosexual medicine and pharmacotherapy in the management of sexual dysfunction: Female Sexual Dysfunction

Aspects of the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunctions (FSD) reveal the importance of a detailed clinical observation, emphasizing that the diagnosis should take into account the length of the evolution period, the circumstances of the partner, and features of sexual stimulation (regarding focus, duration and intensity). Moreover, the distinction between primary or secondary and generalized or occasional dysfunction, as well as the age of the female patient and her sexual experience are parameters for a diagnosis. The earlier the dysfunction appears and the earlier the sexual response cycle phase that is affected, the more difficult the FSD treatment.

Therapeutic aspects indicate the importance of a multidisciplinary team, capable of offering psychotherapeutic and medicine-oriented treatment (antidepressants, anxiolytics and hormones, among others), as well as psycho-educational support. Each case should be assessed separately in order to make a therapeutic decision. Although FSD are already well known, the available therapeutic resources are limited. New research shall contribute to change this reality, so that the treatment of FSD keeps up with the advances in the treatment of female sexual dysfunctions.

Speakers: Neil and Dwain
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