Persistent genital arousal in women – a new syndrome entity

@article{Goldmeier2006PersistentGA,
  title={Persistent genital arousal in women – a new syndrome entity},
  author={David Goldmeier and Sandra Risa Leiblum},
  journal={International Journal of STD \& AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={215 - 216}
}
The persistent sexual arousal syndrome (PSAS) is a newly described entity where women become involuntarily aroused genitally for extended periods in time in the absence of sexual desire. Genital vasoengorgement and oedema have been observed. These women are found to be usually very distressed. The cause of the syndrome in the majority of cases is unknown, although a number of women report symptoms after withdrawal from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants. There is no… 
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Definitions of the different types of FSAD are given, their aetiology, prevalence and comorbidity with somatic and psychological disorders, as well as to discuss different medical and psychological assessment and treatment modalities are given.
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