Sexual & Sexuality

Sexting, Paraphilias, Adolescent Sexual Health, and More

January 13, 2020

7 clinically relevant updates about psychiatric issues connected to sex and sexuality.

Paraphilias: From Diagnosis to Treatment

December 31, 2019

From diagnosis to treatment, paraphilias and paraphilic disorders present unique challenges for the general psychiatrist.

Normal Versus Abnormal Sexual Behavior in Adolescents

December 31, 2019

Adolescents explore their sexuality. In most cases, this exploration is normative. At times, however, compulsive sexual behavior is developed and maintained.

Special Issues in Treating Adolescents With Gender Dysphoria

December 31, 2019

Transgender adolescents and their families experience barriers to care and specialized providers might not always be available. However, the work with transgender adolescents can be rewarding.

Sleep Problems Can Guide Antidepressant Selection

May 22, 2019

Even as antidepressants improve mood, they can worsen sleep-and poor sleep is both a symptom and a cause of depression.

Special Issues in LGBTQ Geriatric Psychiatry

May 29, 2018

To understand the experiences and needs of the aging LGBTQ population, it is important to consider the culture, politics, and social norms that existed when these elders came of age. Clinicians can play a vital role by creating a safe and open environment that allows people to be themselves.

Mini Quiz: Characterizing Sexual Deviation

January 23, 2017

A quiz on significant changes in DSM-5 nomenclature as they relate to sexual disorders.

Mini Quiz: Can Pedophilia Be Treated?

December 06, 2016

What does the scientific evidence tell us about treatment for pedophilia? The answer might surprise you.

DSM-5 and Paraphilias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

November 28, 2016

Psychiatrists can serve a pivotal role in reducing sexual offender recidivism by treating individuals with paraphilic disorders. Details here.

Mini Quiz: OCD? Phobia? Or Something Else?

August 22, 2016

The inability or difficulty to experience vaginal penetration is most similar to which DSM-5 disorder? Find out in this quiz.