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Is Sexual Dysfunction Overdiagnosed Or Undertreated? Yes

The difference between mild sexual difficulties and diagnosable sexual dysfunction is an ongoing debate among health professionals, but it has been stirred up recently by changes to diagnostic criteria. Unlike science and medicine, psychology still uses symptom-based diagnosis, and the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is vague because it specifies symptoms lasting at least 6 months, occurring almost always in sexual encounters, and causingĀ  distress in order to be considered a sexual dysfunction.

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Friday, 4 December, 2015

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