Medical aspects of human sexuality (Med Aspect Hum Sex )

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  • Other titles
    Medical aspects of human sexuality, Human sexuality
  • ISSN
    0025-7001
  • OCLC
    850501
  • Material type
    Periodical
  • Document type
    Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

  • Medical aspects of human sexuality 01/1992; 26:50.
  • Medical aspects of human sexuality 06/1987; 21(5):59-60, 63, 67.
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    ABSTRACT: Suggests that problems in treating the male rape victim include the reluctance of many men to report sexual assault, lack of facilities for helping men, and lack of knowledge about the phenomenon. Most male rape is by other men, and males often sustain more injuries than do females. Three phases in the rape trauma syndrome are discussed: acute, reorganization, and latent. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 04/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses the high amount of stress encountered by physicians, citing the high degree of responsibility, changes in the public view of doctors (i.e., challenges to their authority), lack of positive feedback, and busy schedules as important factors. It is noted that rates of suicide, substance abuse, and some illnesses are higher for physicians than for the general population. A list of early signs of stress and impairment is presented, and physicians are encouraged to look for such signs in themselves and colleagues. Suggestions for stress management include reappraisal of priorities, exercise, relaxation techniques, and stress therapy for groups or married couples. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 03/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Examines sexual counseling for elderly patients after myocardial infarction (MI) by discussing patient reactions to the event, sexual feelings after, and psychological reactions that may affect sexuality. After MI, each patient needs a rehabilitative program that includes sexual counseling and is tailored to his/her physical and emotional needs. Assessment, education, and counseling procedures for the post-MI patient are described, and ways to make post-MI intercourse more comfortable (i.e, drugs, positions, environmental situations) are outlined. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Contends that while the Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms of premorbid personality and psychosis may impair a patient's sexual functioning, the symptoms of depression and dementia are the most serious impediments to the emotional and psychic well-being and frequently lead to sexual dysfunction. Treatment with dopamine agonists produces improvement in motor functions but may interfere with normal sexual behavior. This nonspecific drug effect and the inherent motor deficits of the disease further intensify sexual dysfunction. Common sexual complaints expressed by PD patients on medication include difficulty in attaining/maintaining an erection and delayed ejaculation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses the most common basic areas of disagreement among conjugal couples, the underlying causes of the disagreements, and interactions among the causes. Apparent areas of disagreement include finances, sex, childbearing and childrearing, in-laws, and substance abuse. Each of these can be based on 1 or more of the following issue areas: power and control, nurturance, intimacy and privacy, trust, fidelity, and differences in style (lifestyle, sense of order, and cognitive style); these areas of marital interaction and potential disagreement often overlap. Each of the underlying bases is analyzed and illustrated via case examples. If differences escalate to the point of severe marital disagreements, both spouses need to learn that they have legitimate and understandable differences and similarities that have the potential for conflict, and they must move past mutual blaming into a process of mutual acceptance. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses attitudes and behaviors relevant to prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), namely the use of condoms. Appropriate behaviors are outlined, and the importance of verbal communications between partners about these behaviors and the related interpersonal skills are discussed. Attitudes influencing the underutilization of prophylaxis are reviewed, and the following interventions for the removal of interpersonal obstacles to behavior change are addressed: (1) desensitization of patients; (2) provision of information; (3) endorsement of condom usage; (4) rehearsal of interpersonal scenarios; (5) provision of behavioral scripts; (6) suggestion of gradual adoption of behaviors; and (7) identification of alternatives to unprotected coitus. The behavioral challenge presented by the US STD epidemic calls for innovative, multidisciplinary clinical and research efforts and gives family physicians a major role in the area of primary prevention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Presents clues for identifying abuse/neglect and sexual abuse/rape in the elderly. Profiles of the abused and the abusers are outlined, and intervention strategies are proposed. Legal issues in reporting elder abuse are also examined. It is suggested that to intervene effectively, it is important to (1) know what can and cannot be accomplished, (2) focus on practical solutions to provide support for the caregiver's and abused older person's needs, (3) consult the elderly patient to determine his/her wishes, and (4) enlist support from other family members, community support groups, and friends. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1987;
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    ABSTRACT: Surveyed physicians (results were tabulated after 400 responses) to determine the prevalence of inhibited sexual desire (ISD) among sexual partners. Results reveal considerable disagreement among physicians as to the prevalence of ISD, but most agreed that couples who have frequent intercourse enjoy greater marital compatibility. It is concluded that effective treatment for ISD may therefore also benefit overall marital relationships. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 09/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Contends that while the divorce rate for elderly couples is low, the impact of marital breakdown can be devastating. Illness, physical disabilities, stresses associated with aging, loneliness, and sexual changes and adjustment can result in physical and psychological complaints. It is suggested that primary care physicians are most likely to be consulted by elderly patients and that they should inquire about marital and sexual needs and recent losses and reassure and encourage patients about their needs and feelings. Counseling, drug therapy, or a referral for psychological help may be required. Four case studies are briefly presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 07/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Contends that physicians can improve the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient's prospects by assessing his/her lung function and proposing a specific treatment plan. Suggestions for lung capacity assessment, diagnosis, and pulmonary rehabilitation are offered. Exercise, cessation of smoking, use of oxygen at home and work, recreation, travel, and sexuality are encouraged to reverse the destructive course of emphysema. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 07/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: 400 physicians were surveyed concerning sex in the workplace. Their responses to items dealing with extramarital affairs; mentor relationships; marriage; sexual attraction, involvement, and activity; former lovers; and flirting are presented in graph form. Comments, based on previous research and survey results, are offered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 06/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses the problems of teenagers with sexual confusion concerning gender identity and sexual orientation. Indications for therapy are described and the case histories of a 19-yr-old girl and an 18-yr-old male with sexual confusion are reviewed. Psychodynamic and biological factors that may be responsible for homosexual behavior are discussed. Therapy can help confused adolescents understand their personal feelings and mitigate against feelings of isolation and inferiority that can cause serious psychological problems. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 05/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Common clinical problems of borderline patients include chronic anxiety and depression, suicide threats or gestures, impulsive behavior, hypochondriasis, and eating disorders. It is difficult to make a diagnosis of BPD in family practice because symptoms such as anxiety, bulimia, and drug abuse are common to a wide variety of psychological disturbances. The following are typical ways in which BPD patients relate to their physicians: intense emotional involvement, sudden shifts in the relationship, abuse of medication, and "shopping" for physicians. Principles that can serve as guidelines for the management of BPD are described. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 05/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Presents case histories of 2 sexually promiscuous young adult women to demonstrate eroticism as an adaptation to inner conflict. It is noted that sexualization of inner, nonsexual needs or defenses is especially prominent during adolescence; sexuality is often used by rebellious male or female adolescents to express their defiance and independence. It is suggested that in the 2 cases, promiscuity not only represented infantile adaptive patterns but expressed intense dependency and rage. It is further suggested that the erotic experiences disrupt Ss' lives and increase tension. Advice is presented to the physician in helping the sexually promiscuous patient gain control. A nonjudgmental discussion of the problem with the patient and those responsible for his/her care is recommended, with the goal of gaining acceptance for a psychiatric referral. (2 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 04/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Examined the contributing factors, impact on family, and sexual attitudes of workaholic spouses, using survey responses from 400 physicians. Data indicate that a neurotic need for love and acceptance is at the core of the workaholic's perfectionistic obsession with performance. Workaholics tend to be marital perfectionists who regard their spouse and children as extensions of their own egos. Findings suggest that workaholics lack a sense of humor or spontaneity, which deprives them of an outlet for tension and intensifies the atmosphere of conflict at home. Workaholics often view sex as another task to be completed, and they probably engage in sexual relations less frequently than others because of the demands of their hectic work schedule. It is suggested that workaholics evidence many of the traits associated with compulsive personality disorders. (6 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 04/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Describes the psychodynamics of compulsive sexual behavior, and illustrates the defensive function of such behavior via 3 case examples. Therapy for compulsive sexual behavior is often brief and consists of identifying and finding alternative solutions to the conflicts that motivate the activity. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 03/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Considers the effectiveness of psychotherapy for the elderly. The traditional pessimistic view of the efficacy of psychotherapy for the elderly is becoming outdated as understanding of the learning capabilities of the elderly is attained. Most psychopathology in the elderly is not age-specific, and depression in the elderly is not necessarily a manifestation of senility. It is important in treating the elderly to match patients and therapy types. Procedures may be broadly grouped as environmental manipulations, supportive psychotherapies, and explorative insight-oriented psychotherapies. All techniques must take into account the patient's flexibility, the factors amenable to change, the S's possible physical dependence, and an awareness of transference in the patient's view of the therapist. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1986;
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses sexual functioning and fertility of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Both anorexics and bulimics are preoccupied with the fear of obesity. Self-induced vomiting or abuse of laxatives characterizes the bulimic. Anorexic patients experience decreases in sexual desire and changes associated with malnutrition, and the disorder may serve as a defense against a traumatic sexual event (i.e., rape or incest). Bulimia is generally associated with decreased sexual function, feelings, thoughts, and activities, although the opposite may occur. Fertility decreases as a result of amenorrhea in anorexics. Bulimic individuals may become pregnant, but sometimes elect to have an abortion or show minimal interest in the child. Women must understand that body weight and sexuality are intimately related. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Medical aspects of human sexuality 02/1986;