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Sexual Dysfunction: Treatment

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), classification, sexual dysfunctions include erectile disorder (ED), premature (early) ejaculation, male hypoactive sexual desire disorder, delayed ejaculation (DE), female orgasmic disorder, female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD), genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, substance/medication-induced sexual dysfunction, other specified sexual dysfunction, and unspecified sexual dysfunction. Treatment of sexual dysfunctions includes pharmaceutical agents, psychotherapy, and combination of pharmaceutical agents and psychotherapy, depending on the diagnosis and the needs of the patient and/or the couple.

Erectile Disorder

In 1998, the pharmaceutical agent sildenafil (Viagra) emerged as the first phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) used for the treatment of ED. This breakthrough led to a new era in treatment where PDE5i became the first-line treatment for ED. In addition to sildenafil, ...

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