TREATMENT OF VAGINISMUS BY I. V. DIAZEPAM (VALIUM®) ABREACTION INTERVIEWS

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  • A. R. Mikhail

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    1. Department of Psychiatry (Head: Harry Neubauer, M. D.), Royal United Hospital, Bath, Somerset, England
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      Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Staff Psychiatrist, V.A. Hospital, Texas Research Institute for Mental Sciences, Private Practice, Houston, Texas, USA.


Adib R. Mikhail, M. D. 710 FM 1960 West Houston, Texas 77090 U.S.A.

Abstract

A new method of treatment of vaginismus by using intravenous diazepam abreaction interviews is reported. Four patients between the ages of 19 and 28 were interviewed. The duration of their main complaint varied from 6 months to 3 years. Three to six abreaction interviews were conducted; the maximum dosage of Valium® used was from 20–30 mg. All of these patients reported having successful intercourse after these interviews. Individual psychotherapy continued after the interviews on a weekly basis, and marital therapy on a monthly basis, for a period of 2 to 6 months. Three out of four women reported being orgasmic for the first time. It is the opinion of the author that this new method of treatment of vaginismus is greatly beneficial.

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