psychosexual disorders


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psychosexual

 [si″ko-sek´shoo-al]
pertaining to the mental or emotional aspects of sex.
psychosexual disorders sexual disorders (def. 2).

psychosexual disorders

A range of conditions affecting the mental and emotional attitudes to sexuality and which may interfere with normal sexual responses. They include IMPOTENCE, PREMATURE EJACULATION, non-organic DYSPAREUNIA, TRANSSEXUALISM, and various SEXUAL DEVIATIONS. Many of these conditions respond well to expert treatment.
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Michael's Institute for the Psychological Sciences, "but they're depressed, [they have] eating disorders, psychosexual disorders, terrible marriages, panic disorders, bad interpersonal relationships and they can't get anywhere.
On the one hand lie the individual cases, few in number, usually protracted, and mostly associated with major organic, psychiatric, or psychosexual disorders.
Toru and Naoko take long, aimless walks in virtual silence through the streets of Tokyo, incapable of real communication due mostly to Naoko's psychosexual disorders that inhibit easy expression.
By way of exemplifying a link between the production of normalcy and capitalist production, the enforcement of heterosexual monogamy, in particular, will be considered in its reliance on identifying deviations from the heteronorm while subsequently constructing those deviations as moral transgressions, threats to sociocultural (patriarchal) stability, and/or psychosexual disorders.
By extension, the discursive construction of psychosexual disorders (in the case of this paper, male sex addiction) involves not only medical and psychological sources but popular media sources, as well.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III), divides psychosexual disorders into four groups.