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Unformatted text preview: 1 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Slides & Handouts by Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D. Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder 2 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Sexual Disorders and Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder Gender Identity Disorder Sexual behavior is a major focus of both our private thoughts and public discussions Experts recognize two general categories of sexual disorders: Sexual dysfunctions problems with sexual responses Paraphilias sexual urges and fantasies in response to socially inappropriate objects or situations DSM-IV-TR also includes a diagnosis called gender identity disorder, a sex-related disorder in which people feel that they have been assigned to the wrong sex 3 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Sexual Dysfunctions Sexual Dysfunctions Sexual dysfunctions are disorders in which people cannot respond normally in key areas of sexual functioning As many as 31% of men and 43% of women in the U.S. suffer from such a dysfunction during their lives Sexual dysfunctions are typically very distressing, and often lead to sexual frustration, guilt, loss of self-esteem, and interpersonal problems 4 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Sexual Dysfunctions Sexual Dysfunctions The human sexual response can be described as a cycle with four phases: Desire Excitement Orgasm Resolution Sexual dysfunctions affect one or more of the first three phases 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 6 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 7 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Sexual Dysfunctions Sexual Dysfunctions Some people struggle with sexual dysfunction their whole lives For others, normal sexual functioning preceded the disorder In some cases the dysfunction is present during all sexual situations In others, it is tied to particular situations 8 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Disorders of Desire Disorders of Desire The desire phase of the sexual response cycle consists of an urge to have sex, sexual fantasies, and sexual attraction to others Two dysfunctions affect this phase: Hypoactive sexual desire disorder Sexual aversion disorder 9 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 10 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 11 Disorders of Desire Disorders of Desire...
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