Cognitive-behavioral therapy for sexual dysfunctions in women.

M.M. ter Kuile*, S. Both, J.J.D.M. van Lankveld

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Abstract

Sexual dysfunctions in women are classified into disorders of desire, arousal, orgasm, and pain (including dyspareunia and vaginismus). As the cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) procedures differ among these sexual disorders, the treatments for each disorder are reviewed separately. The efficacy of CBT differs depending on the specific sexual dysfunction to be treated. It is concluded that only a few CBT treatments for women's sexual dysfunction have yet been empirically investigated in a methodologically sound way and little is known about which of the treatment components are most effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-610
Number of pages17
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • AROUSAL DISORDER
  • CBT treatment
  • CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • DIRECTED MASTURBATION
  • DSM DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA
  • ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC BIOFEEDBACK
  • FLOOR MUSCLE-ACTIVITY
  • LIFELONG VAGINISMUS
  • PRIMARY ORGASMIC DYSFUNCTION
  • PROVOKED VESTIBULODYNIA
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • VULVAR VESTIBULITIS SYNDROME
  • Women

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