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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Seminars in Psychosexual Disorders

Edited by H. Freeman, I. Pullen, G. Stein and G. Wilkinson

Price: £15.00

College members' price: £13.50

Published: 1998

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 224

ISBN: 9781901242034

Part of the College Seminars Series.

Seminars in Psychosexual Disorders presents expert contributions on the diagnosis and management of sexual problems from a number of perspectives, looking at medical, psychological and sociological models. As well as considering what may go wrong between couples and ways of dealing with these problems, the contributors also discuss disorders of sexual direction and examine the background and management associated with deviant sexual behaviour, homosexual expression and gender problems. This book will be invaluable reading for psychiatric trainees and clinicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, general practitioners and counsellors.


  • A group of experts in their own fields talking of sexology, marital problems and the problems of sexual and gender minority groups.
  • Some chapters written by individuals who share these problems and can speak as users.


  • senior registrars and MRCPsych candidates, general practitioners, psychosexual disorder clinics.
  • Relate (marriage guidance), sexual minority groups (e.g. Albany Trust), social workers, clinical psychologists, nurses and counsellors.


  • Section I.
    • The neuroendocrine basis of sexuality and organic dysfunction.
    • Gender development.
    • Sexology and male sexuality: a history of socio-medical attitudes towards sexual behaviour.
    • Sexual therapy and the couple.
    • Physical treatments for sexual dysfunctions.
    • Child abuse.
    • Psychiatric aspects of HIV infection and disease.
    • Problems of sexuality among people in mental health facilities.
  • Section II.
    • The paraphilias: an evolutionary and developmental perspective.
    • Transgenderism and the psychiatrist.
  • Section III.
    • Counselling and sex therapy for couples with psychosexual problems.
    • An investigation of partnership problems in sex therapy.
    • A counsellor's work with clients presenting with paraphilias.
  • Bibliography.
  • Index.


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