aversionEtiology

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

Symptoms

Persistent 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 extreme anxiety.

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.