- Written by experts in the field
- State of the art textbook on psychiatric care for sexual disorders
- Richly illustrated with over 100 tables and figuresChapters include natural and pharmaceutical sexual enhancements
“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine utilizes the biopsychosocial approach to inform physicians, practitioners, residents, trainees, and students about the latest science has to offer today for the evaluation and treatment of sexual dysfunctionsespecially the utilization of the full armamentarium of assessment methods and treatment interventions in order to restore of sexual health and enhance quality of life.”
Louis Ignarro, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate
This textbook is a comprehensive resource covering sexual disorders in depth, from etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, treatment, to prognosis. The book highlights aspects the biological and psychosocial factors predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuatingsexual dysfunction, and the importance of integrating biological and psychosocial treatments. Specialized chapters cover specific common medical complaints, including erectile, ejaculatory, and orgasmic disorders in the male; desire, arousal and orgasmic disordersin the female; and an integrated approach to the couple. With its focus on educational tools including over 100 figures, easy-to-use DSM-5 criteria table, and quick-guide appendices, this textbook is specially designed to educate readers on the psychiatric evaluation,treatment, and management of a wide range of sexual disorders. The Psychiatric Textbook of Sexual Medicine is a vital resource for medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, psychiatrists, psychologists, women’s health specialists, urologists,endocrinologists, general practitioners, social workers, and all medical professionals and trainees working with patients suffering from sexual disorders.
Waguih William IsHak, MD, FAPA has nearly 30 years of experience in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology, with specific training and expertise in sexual medicine, outcome measurement in psychiatric disorders particularly depressive symptomseverity, functioning, and quality of life. He is researching innovative ways to measure and improve the detection and treatment of depression in people seeking medical care, as a way to restore/maintain health in the population at large in order to remove behavioralbarriers to wellness. Dr. IsHak has lectured and published on quality of life as a critical outcome measure of healthcare interventions, mood disorders especially depression, sexual medicine, outcome measurement in psychiatry, and computer applications inpsychiatry. He was also the author and designer of Health Education Programs for the Public, including the Online Depression Screening Test (ODST), Online Screening for Anxiety (OSA) and Online Screening Tests for Sexual Disorders. He has edited and authoredfour books: this volume, the Guidebook of Sexual Medicine (A&W Publishing, 2008), Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review (APPI, 2002) and On Call Psychiatry (WB Saunders, 2001). His articles have appeared in many prestigious journals, such as JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and Quality of Life Research. He is a member of several professional societies,including the American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training, and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. Dr. IsHak was awarded the 2002 and 2010 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Department ofPsychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2007 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA, 2011 Excellence in Education Award, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2012 Parker J. PalmerCourage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2012 Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2012. Dr. IsHakserved as a Chief Proctor and Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Distinguished Fellow of theAmerican Psychiatric Association.