Chapter 1. Psychosexual Anxiety and Distress

  1. Robert Irwin BA(Hons), MSc, RGN

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch1

Psychosexual Nursing

Psychosexual Nursing

How to Cite

Irwin, R. (2002) Psychosexual Anxiety and Distress, in Psychosexual Nursing, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadephia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch1

Author Information

  1. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health Team, Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563415

Online ISBN: 9780470699225



  • sexual dissatisfaction;
  • psychosexual anxiety;
  • sexual health;
  • relationship difficulties;
  • mental ill-health


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining sexual health

  • Discussing sexual concerns

  • The ‘Plissit’ model of sexual counselling

  • The presentation of psychosexual problems

  • Psychosexual awareness

  • Key points of Chapter 1

  • Key reading