arousal disorder

arousal disorder

Neurology
Any parasomnia disorder attributed to an abnormal arousal mechanism with frequent and/or prolonged stress not resolved by a flight-or-fight reaction or relaxation.
 
Classic arousal disorders
Sleepwalking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals.
 
Risk factors
Sleep apnoea, heartburn, periodic limb movement during sleep.
 
Complications
Injury, violence, excess eating, disturbance of bedpartner or family.
 
Management
Prescription drugs, behaviour modification (e.g., hypnosis or relaxation/mental imagery).

arousal disorder

Sleep disorders Any parasomnia disorder attributed to an abnormal arousal mechanism with frequent and/or prolonged stress Arousal disorders Sleepwalking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals Risk factors Sleep apnea, heartburn, or periodic limb movement during sleep Complications Injury, violence, excess eating, disturbance of bedpartner or family Management Prescription drugs, behavior modification–eg, hypnosis or relaxation/mental imagery. See Adaptation response, Fight-or-flight response. Cf Relaxation response.

a·rous·al dis·or·der

(ă-row'zăl dis-ōr'dĕr)
1. A broad term for parasomnia disorders that range from sleepwalking to sleep terrors; involves a state of being between sleep and wakefulness.
2. A condition or disorder in which normal sexual response is impaired or lacking (e.g., physiologic vaginal lubrication, maintenance of male erection).
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HSDD can be either generalized (not limited to certain stimulation, situations, or partners) or situational, and can be either acquired (develops only after a period of normal functioning) or lifelong." (5) However, in the most recent APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5) iteration, published in 2013, HSDD was merged with female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) to form a new diagnostic category of female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSI/AD), in light of a perceived significant overlap between sexual arousal and desire.
In the DMS-5, the classification of women's sexual problems is now placed into three areas: 1) female sexual interest/ arousal disorder, 2) genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, and 3) orgasmic disorder (APA, 2013).
Among the six domains of sexual function, desire disorder (72.0%), and arousal disorder (52.0%) are the most frequently reported symptoms in this study.
Women's endorsement of different models of sexual functioning supports polythetic criteria of female sexual Interest/ Arousal disorder in DSM-5.
The influencing factors might be physiological, psychological, negative experiences in relationships, low levels of happiness and overall well-being, emotional distress, sexual desire disorders, sexual arousal disorder, orgasmic disorder, sexual pain disorders, beliefs, past and present experiences/relationships, lifestyle, and other mood disorders (2-32).
The women had to score lower than 26 on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and lower than 11 on the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS) and demonstrate one more of the following female sexual dysfunction (FSD) issues: hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD), female orgasmic disorder (FOD), or combined genital and subjective arousal disorder.
Efficacy and safety of sildenafil citrate in women with sexual dysfunction associated with female sexual arousal disorder. J Women's Health Gend Based Med 2002; 11:367-377.
When both groups are compared in terms of specific domains, the desire and arousal disorder rates were observed to be higher for patients with AGA.