Chapter 12. Advances in Diagnosis and Classification of Sexual Disorders

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director6,7 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President8,9
  1. Rubén Hernández Serrano1,
  2. Antonio Pacheco Palha2,
  3. Said Abdel Azim Emeritus Professor3,
  4. Chiara Simonelli Professor4,
  5. Felipe Navarro Cremades5 and
  6. Aminta Parra1

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch12

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Serrano, R. H., Pacheco Palha, A., Abdel Azim, S., Simonelli, C., Cremades, F. N. and Parra, A. (2009) Advances in Diagnosis and Classification of Sexual Disorders, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 7

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 8

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 9

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

  2. 2

    Hospital San Joao, University of Porto, Portugal

  3. 3

    Cairo University, Egypt

  4. 4

    Institute of Sessuologia Clinica, University of La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

  5. 5

    Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725696

Online ISBN: 9780470743485



  • advances in diagnosis and classification of sexual disorders;
  • Sexual Health Educational Program (SHEP);
  • discronaxia - time and frequency disparity in couple;
  • sexual post-traumatic disorders;
  • late-onset hypogonadism (LOH);
  • postcoital dysphoria;
  • fear of pregnancy, associating with anaejaculation;
  • postcoital headache, occurring in refractory periods of men


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • New Categories for Classification

  • References