Psychosexual problems and difficulties

As many as 35% of men and 54% of women experience sexual difficulties at some point during their adult lives. Despite this high prevalence, sexual dysfunction is often endured in silence. Fewer than 11% of men and 21% of women seek treatment.

We understand it is hard to talk about sexual problems but experiencing sexual dysfunction can affect the quality of an individual’s relationship and be a major cause of worry and unhappiness. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, however, sexual problems can be overcome.

Psychosexual problems for men

Common sexual and psychosexual problems for men are:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature/delayed ejaculation
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Sexual addiction (hyper-sexual disorder)

Psychosexual problems for women

Women often experience:

  • Lack of sexual desire or arousal
  • Painful sex
  • Lack of sexual enjoyment or orgasm

For some people, the causes may be rooted in physical conditions, psychological reasons, or a combination of both.

Treatment for psychosexual difficulties at Nightingale Hospital

Our approach to treating psychosexual difficulties at Nightingale Hospital London combines individualised programmes with treatments based on current clinical evidence. Every aspect of a patient’s lifestyle, history and sexual experiences has to be taken into account in order to create a personalised treatment programme that draws on a range of physical and psychological interventions.

A majority of sexual problems are caused by a mixture of physical and psychological factors. Most people require an integrated treatment approach, where medical and psychological interventions are combined to address underlying causes. Research suggests that when psychosexual therapy is combined with appropriate medication, results are significantly better.

We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer you for your psychosexual problems in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

Psychosexual problem specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your psychosexual problems. It is vital you find a psychosexual specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on psychosexual specialists and psychosexual treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.

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