Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

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A condition characterised by spontaneous and persistent sexual arousal, generally without genital engorgement or orgasm, unrelated to sexual desire. It is variously attributed to serotonin withdrawal or to a defect in blood flow through the regional vessels
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There is an emerging literature on the pathophysiology, possible aetiological factors and the management options of PGAD.
This suggests that PGAD could be a psychosomatic condition, which was already proposed as a cause for PGAD in women by Goldmeier and Leiblum.
This also supports the idea that PGAD could be a psychosomatic condition related to the peripheral nerves of the genito-urinary system.
This case is reported to confirm that PGAD also occurs in males, which is quite different from priapism and it could be a psychosomatic condition.
Persistent genital arousal disorder: A case report in a woman with lifelong PGAD where serendipitous administrations of varenicline tartate resulted in symptomatic improvement.
Interaction of organic and psychological factors in PGAD in women.