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Psychiatry and Sexual Health


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Part 1 Conceptual Bases of Sexual Health Chapter 2 Comprehensive Definition of Sexual Health Chapter 3 Life Cycle and Sexual Health Chapter 4 Policy and Human Rights Considerations Chapter 5 Communication and Sexual Health Chapter 6 Educational Considerations Chapter 7 Scientific Research Chapter 8 Epidemiological and Public Health Considerations Part 9 Comprehensive Diagnosis of Persons with Sexual Disorders Chapter 10 General Considerations Chapter 11 Multiaxial Diagnostic Formulation Chapter 12 Idiographic Diagnostic Formulation Chapter 13 Format for Comprehensive Diagnostic Formulation Part 14 Comprehensive Treatment and Health Promotion of Persons with Sexual Disorders Chapter 15 Introduction to Treatment and Health Promotion Chapter 16 Biological Treatment Chapter 17 Psychological Treatment Chapter 18 Integrative Approaches to Care Chapter 19 Comprehensive Treatment of Specific Sexual Disorders Chapter 20 Comprehensive Treatment of Complex and Special Situations Chapter 21 Health Promotion Part 22 References Part 23 Appendices Chapter 24 Illustrative Clinical Case with Comprehensive Diagnostic Formulation and Treatment Plan Chapter 25 WPA International Survey on Human Sexuality and Sexual Disorders: Synoptic Report Chapter 26 World Health Organization's Statement on Sexual Health (2002) Chapter 27 World Association for Sexology's Declaration of Sexual Rights (1997/1999) Chapter 28 World Association for Sexual Health's Montreal Declaration

About the Author

Juan E. Mezzich MD, PhD, is current president of the World Psychiatric Association. He is professor of psychiatry and director, division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and International Center for Mental Health, at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. He has held professorships at Stanford and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a leader in the development of the DSM. He has authored or coauthored over 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters (including current sections on international diagnosis and psychiatric epidemiology). Ruben Hernandez, MD is professor of forensic psychiatry at the Central University of Venezuela. He is a leader in sexual health (formerly called sexology) throughout Latin America having served as president of many professional organizations including, among many others, the Venezuelan Society of Medical Sexology and the International Academy of Sexology.


Doctors Mezzich and Hernandez have produced a comprehensive, progressive, and readable volume on a difficult and important topic. The pair headed a work group of international scholars, clinicians, and researchers to develop the Educational Program on Sexual Health. This book is the result of that collaboration. Thorough and weighty, it is neither dull nor deferential to conservative pressure. Recommended for larger academic and public libraries. * Library Journal *
...the book offers an excellent summary of what is known about sexual health worldwide. Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals. * CHOICE *

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