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Mehrabi F, Dadfar M. The Role of Psychological Factors in Sexual Functional Disorders. IJPCP. 2003; 9 (1) :4-11
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-198-en.html
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Objectives: In the present project, the impact of influencing psychological factors in sexual functional disorders was assessed.

Method: This was a descriptive–retrospective study. 66 married patients diagnosed with sexual functional disorders were selected through available sampling from Tehran Psych- iatric Institute, specialized clinic of sex therapy, and psychiatric private offices. The instru- ments used included psychiatrists’ final diagnosis, clinical interview, demographic question- naire, and a questionnaire made by the researchers measuring psychological factors in-fluencing sexual functional disorders. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics.

Findings: This evaluation showed that the most common psychological factors in sexual functional disorders were lack of enough training on sexual activities and insufficient sex- ual information, insufficient foreplay, incompatibility in relationship in general, unreason-able sexual beliefs, weak connection regarding needs or anxieties of each of the partners, presence of sexual disorder in sexual partner, anxiety about sexual performance and fear of lack of success in the sexual relationship, disturbed family relations and constricting parenting style, having unpleasant sexual experiences prior to marriage, guilt feeling about sexual intercourse because of its contradiction with religion, anxiety and depression.

Results: Psychoeducational factors (precipitating, exhibiting, maintaining) impact the mani- festation and maintenance of sexual disorders.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/24

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