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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a sexual and gender identity disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Phases and types of sexual dysfunction
- Historical perspectives on sexual dysfunction
- Desire disorders
- Disorders of excitement
- Orgasm disorders
- Sexual pain disorders
- Features of sex therapy
- Types of paraphilia
- Gender identity disorder
1. What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types
What happens when an otherwise healthy adult can't enjoy sex? In this lesson, we'll look at the four phases of sexual activity and sexual dysfunctions that can occur in each phase. In addition, we'll look at some common causes of sexual dysfunction.
2. Historical Perspectives of Sexual Dysfunctions
When otherwise healthy adults can't enjoy sex, they are suffering from a sexual dysfunction. Throughout history, there have been many different views of the types and causes of sexual dysfunction. In this lesson, we'll explore historical perspectives of sexual problems.
3. Desire Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Desire is a normal part of adult relationships. But what happens when someone loses all desire? In this lesson, we'll examine hypoactive sexual desire disorder, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.
4. Disorders of Excitement: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Sex is a normal part of adult life, but what happens when someone is not able to be physically aroused? In this lesson, we'll look closer at different types of excitement disorders, as well as their causes and treatments.
5. What Are Orgasm Disorders? - Definition, Causes & Treatment
Some people aren't able to reach orgasm, or they reach orgasm too quickly. What causes these things, and how are they treated? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of orgasm disorders.
6. Sexual Pain Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Most healthy adults enjoy sex, but sometimes people experience pain during sex. In this lesson, we'll look closer at sexual pain disorders, their causes and their treatments.
7. What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features
Sex is a normal part of adult life, but sometimes people have issues with sex. Where can people turn when they have sexual dysfunction? In this lesson, we'll examine what sex therapy is and how sex therapists help patients with sexual dysfunctions.
8. Paraphilia: Definition and Symptoms Displayed in Fetishism, Transvestism & Exhibitionism Paraphilias
Sexual urges and fantasies are part of the lives of most healthy adults. But, what happens when the urges and fantasies center on a specific object or scenario and cause distress or impairment? In this lesson, we will look at several paraphilias and how they are treated.
9. Characteristics of Voyeurism, Frotteurism & Pedophilia
What happens when someone becomes a peeping Tom? How do you treat people who feel the urge to rub up against nonconsenting people? And how do you treat someone who is attracted to young children? In this lesson we'll explore voyeurism, frotteurism, and pedophilia.
10. Sexual Masochism & Sexual Sadism: The Characteristics of Paraphilias Derived From Pain
Sex is a part of healthy adult relationships. But, what happens when one partner craves pain as well as pleasure? In this lesson, we'll look at sexual masochism and sexual sadism, as well as the non-clinical term sadomasochism.
11. Gender Identity Disorder: Definition and Social Perception of Gender Dysphoria
What happens when someone is born a woman but feels like they should be a man? In this lesson, we'll look closer at gender identity disorder, its symptoms, and changing views on it as a mental disorder.
12. Explaining and Treating Gender Identity Disorder
What causes someone to be transgender? In this lesson, we'll look at the psychological and biological causes of gender identity disorder as well as common treatments for the disorder.
13. Diabetes and Sexual Dysfunction
People with diabetes have a lot to think about concerning their health. An often overlooked issue is healthy sexual relations. How does diabetes impact sexual function? Read on for details.
14. What is Vaginismus? - Causes & Treatment
Did you know that there are two types of vaginismus? Learn about vaginismus, its symptoms, treatment, and causes. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
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Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
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