Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Affects Mental Health

persistent genital arousal disorder affects mental health
persistent genital arousal disorder affects mental health

Although Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder is an uncommon disorder, it makes it difficult for exposed individuals to continue their daily activities. Stating that sexual arousal is not resolved with the usual orgasmic experience, and is relieved by multiple orgasms that take hours or sometimes days, experts say that people often do not share their complaints with healthcare professionals because they are afraid of being diagnosed with hypersexuality. Experts say that since the cause of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, which seriously affects mental health, has not been determined yet, treatment can be applied on a case-by-case basis.

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Psychiatrist Assoc. Dr. Nermin Gündüz made evaluations about Continuous Genital Arousal Disorder.

It can take hours or days

Stating that Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder is an uncommon disorder, Assoc. Dr. Nermin Gündüz said, “In continuous genital arousal disorder, there are genital arousal symptoms that can occur with or without an apparently non-sexual stimulus, last for hours or days and do not completely regress spontaneously. Bodily genital arousal responses are often experienced by the person independently of sexual desire or desire, occur suddenly and unexpectedly or undesirably, and cause severe distress to the person. So much so that these people have difficulty in maintaining their daily life activities.” said.

It can lead to serious deterioration in mental health

Emphasizing that sexual arousal is not resolved with the usual orgasmic experience, but is relieved by multiple orgasms that take hours or sometimes days, Gündüz said, “People diagnosed with continuous genital arousal disorder state that they have difficulties in maintaining their sexual functions and daily activities, as well as serious deterioration in their mental health. Persistent genital arousal disorder is an underdiagnosed condition than its true prevalence. This is due to the fact that people with persistent genital arousal complaints cannot share their complaints with healthcare professionals because they are afraid of being diagnosed with hypersexuality.” used the phrases.

There is no standard treatment

Stating that depression, anxiety disorders, guilt, shame, social isolation and suicidal thoughts can be observed in people with this disorder, Psychiatry Specialist Assoc. Dr. Nermin Gündüz concluded his words as follows:

“As it is often perceived by patients as an embarrassing situation, they often cannot even share it with their doctor. Little is known about why the clinical picture of persistent genital arousal disorder occurs. It may be related to psychological reasons including depression and anxiety, as well as to vascular, neurological and drug-induced processes. Therefore, a detailed examination may be required. Since the cause has not been determined yet, there is no standard treatment. We can say that it is appropriate to start and follow treatment on a case-by-case basis.”

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