evidence suggests that relationship issues and/or sexual trauma in
childhood may play a role in the development of this disorder.
or recurring aversion to or avoidance of sexual activity. The aversion
must result in significant distress for the individual and is not better
accounted for by another disorder or physical diagnosis. When presented
with a sexual opportunity, the individual may experience panic attacks or
treatment would involve discovering and resolving underlying conflict or
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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