This comprehensive yet practical handbook consolidates information needed by health psychologists working alongside other healthcare professionals. It facilitates the progression of the learner from the classroom to the clinical setting by focusing on the translation of science to practice using practical examples. The Handbook is divided into four major parts. Part I highlights practical issues faced by health psychologists in a medical setting (how to motivate patients, consultation-liaison, assessment and screening, brief psychotherapies, ethical issues, etc.) Part II concentrates on treating unhealthy behaviors (alcohol and nicotine use, noncompliance, overeating/obesity, physical inactivity, stress). Part III considers behavioral aspects of medical problems (pain management, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, sexual dysfunction, HIV/AIDS, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia). And Part IV takes up special issues relevant to practice and research in the field (minority issues, women’s issues, working with geriatric populations, public health approaches to health psychology and behavioral medicine). The Handbook will prove to be an invaluable resource for those already working in the field of health psychology as well as for those in training.

Sexual Dysfunctions Etiology and Treatment

Sexual dysfunctions etiology and treatment

Studies indicate that problems in sexual functioning may be quite common (Spector & Carey, 1990). As early as 1970, Masters and Johnson estimated that 50% of couples in the United States suffered from a sexual dysfunction (Masters & Johnson, 1970). Other estimates suggest that up to 24% of the U.S. population will experience a sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives (Robins et al., 1984). In 1992, Laumann and colleagues conducted a study to assess the prevalence and risk of experiencing sexual dysfunction across social groups (Laumann, Gagnon, Michael, & Michaels, 1995). They found that sexual dysfunction was more prevalent in women (43%) than in men (31%) and was associated with characteristics such as age, ...

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