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Sexual disorders may arise from multiple causes. Their clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment must take into account the patient's underlying biology, history, and behaviors. Using an approach pioneered at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Peter Fagan applies the four "perspectives of psychiatry" (disease, dimension, behavior, and life story) to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. This book offers therapists an efficient and clinically proven way to organize the range of theoretical methodologies currently available, presenting a framework that is both conceptually cohesive and readily applicable in clinical settings. After an introduction, each chapter offers a case study followed by an analysis based on one perspective methodology as well as a discussion of the clinical implications of that perspective. The book closes with a chapter integrating the approaches. This book will be of interest to mental health care professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, who treat patients with sexual disorders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801875274
ISBN-10: 0801875277
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter J. Fagan

Peter J. Fagan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of medical psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former president of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.

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