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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

 

Category


Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions

 

Etiology


Some evidence suggests that relationship issues and/or sexual trauma in childhood may play a role in the development of this disorder.

 

Symptoms


Inability to attain or maintain until completion of sexual activity adequate lubrication in response to sexual excitement. Must result in significant distress and not better accounted for by another disorder or the use of a substance.

 

Treatment


Typical treatment would involve discovering and resolving underlying conflict or life difficulties.

 

Prognosis


Varies, but increases with the ability to gain insight and work through relationship issues or issues stemming from childhood which are playing a role in this disorder.

 

 

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