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Sexual dysfunctions and marital adjustment in veterans with PTSD

(2006) Sexual dysfunctions and marital adjustment in veterans with PTSD. Archives of Medical Science. pp. 280-285. ISSN 17341922 (ISSN)

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Introduction: Considering that we have in Iran a lot of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this research was performed to identify sexual dysfunction among a group of veterans who suffer from PTSD. Material and methods: In this descriptive-correlation research we selected and studied 110 cases. Data gathering tools were sexual dysfunctions, PTSD checklist according to DSM-IV and Enrich marital satisfaction scale. Under study sexual dysfunctions in this research include: decrease of libido, decrease of arousal, premature ejaculation, aversion to intercourse, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation delay, masturbation, painful ejaculation, or without problem. Results: The results show 89.1 of veterans with PTSD, at least one with sexual dysfunction and only 10.9 with no problems. Also the results show that most dysfunction includes: decrease of libido (68.2), decrease of arousal (61.8) and premature ejaculation (41.8). Other results show that 45.5, i.e. nearly half of the PTSD subjects, were dissatisfied with their marriage and sexual relationship and the dissatisfaction level of 11 was very high. Discussion: Veterans afflicted with PTSD face marital maladjustment, which predisposes them to sexual disorders. Therefore, marriage counselling and prevention programmes should focus on reducing marital dissatisfaction. If marital maladjustment decreases, sexual problems and disorders will improve. Copyright © Termedia & Banach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Marital adjustment PTSD Sexual dysfunctions Veterans adult article aversive behavior checklist controlled study correlation analysis descriptive research diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders ejaculation delay ejaculation disorder erectile dysfunction human libido disorder major clinical study male marriage masturbation painful ejaculation posttraumatic stress disorder premature ejaculation scoring system sexual arousal disorder sexual dysfunction sexual satisfaction sexuality veteran
Page Range: pp. 280-285
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Medical Science
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 2
Number: 4
ISSN: 17341922 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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