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Hypoactive Sexual Desire free pdf Over 50% of couples presenting for treatment will complain of insufficient sexual desire in one or both partners. Thus, all clinicians are very likely to encounter HSD in both individual and couple therapy practices. Here, Gerald Weeks and Nancy Gambescia present a treatment model for HSD based on the integration of medical and psychological interventions. This book provides clinicians with the theoretical and practical tools to understand and treat this complex problem. The book opens by providing a general background about HSD and describing the overall framework of the problem. The authors then review theories about the presence, absence, and normative amounts of sexual desire and cover factors that contribute to the lack of [sexual] desire from the individual perspective. Both nonpsychiatric and psychiatric factors are examined. Later chapters discuss the relational and intergenerational factors that place couples at risk for developing HSD. The physiology of sexual desire and the biological factors that can diminish it (such as hormonal deficiencies, chronic illnesses, and the sexual side effects of some medications) are also discussed. Finally, the authors provide a comprehensive assessment approach for HSD and outline basic principles and strategies for treatment. A couple's lack of sexual desire is a challenging issue for the clinician, but treatment is a rewarding endeavor. Every practitioner who wants to help couples revive their sexual relationship in the context of a significantly enhanced couple relationship will benefit from this book.

About Gerald R. Weeks

Nancy Gambescia, Ph. D., teaches and supervises psychotherapists in the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and couples therapy. Gambescia is an Approved Supervisor and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as certified by the American Board of Sexology. She maintains a private practice specializing in relationship and sex therapy in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of Erectile Dysfunction (Norton) and Hypoactive Sexual Desire (Norton). Gerald R. Weeks, Ph. D., ABPP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Weeks is an Approved Supervisor and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as certified by the American Board of Sexology. He has currently completed his 16th professional textbook having published in the fields of sex, marital, and family therapy. He is coauthor of Erectile Dysfunction (Norton) and Hypoactive Sexual Desire (Norton).

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Author : Gerald R. Weeks
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 03 July 2002
ISBN : 0393703444
EAN : 9780393703443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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