In case you missed it, this series features reports about sexting, paraphilias, adolescent sexual health, and more.
Presenting 7 clinically relevant updates about psychiatric issues connected to sex and sexuality. Insights from our Sex & Sexuality Special Report published in Psychiatric Times. Links to each report is provided under the captions.
Erotic and Psychological Identities. When people turn to mental health professionals about sexual problems-cyber or otherwise-how comfortable and informed are we? By Vernon A. Rosario, MD, PhD.
Sexting: the Technological Evolution of the Sexual Revolution. The rise of the Internet and smart phones has created a proliferation of “sexting” between adults and, even more concerning, youths. By Swathi Krishna, MD.
Paraphilias: From Diagnosis to Treatment. From diagnosis to treatment, paraphilias and paraphilic disorders present unique challenges for the general psychiatrist. Brian Holoyda, MD, MPH, MBA.
LGBTQ Mental Health: What Every Clinician Needs to Know. To improve access to and quality of mental health care for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, it is important for clinicians to become allies to this marginalized community. By Albina Veltman, MD and Tara La Rose, MSW, PhD, RSW.
Special Issues in Treating Adolescents With Gender Dysphoria. 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. By Anna van der Miesen, MD, Marijn Arnoldussen, MD, and Annelou de Vries, MD, PhD.
Normal Versus Abnormal Sexual Behavior in Adolescents. Adolescents explore their sexuality. In most cases, this exploration is normative. At times, however, compulsive sexual behavior is developed and maintained. By Yaniv Efrati, PhD.
Illuminate Life Processes by Taking a Sexual History. Sexual life is not just about sexual identity and sexual behavior. Sexuality evolves predictably over the life cycle, but also may abruptly change in response to personal, interpersonal, mental and physical difficulties, and cultural forces. By Stephen B. Levine, MD.
This article was originally posted on January 13, 2020, and has since been updated. -Ed