Friday, February 22, 2008

Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS)

It sounds like something made up in one of those medical disease-of-the-week TV shows, but Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome in women is a real disorder. (As far as TV goes, it was actually part of the plot of a recent episode of the show "Grey's Anatomy." And by no small coincidence ABC, which broadcasts "Grey's Anatomy," featured a special on Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome on an episode of its newsmagazine "20/20.")

If you haven't heard of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome, it's probably because it was only recently recognized as a syndrome, and because a relatively small percentage of women suffer from it. Of course, that doesn't make the women who have it feel any better.

For more information the Web site FemalePatient.com has an article on Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) that discusses the distinguishing features of the syndrome and gives several case histories.

5 comments:

Johanna Vante said...

Thankfully there is an increasing understanding concerning this condition and thankfully science is also (albeit on a modest scale) looking for answers for this devastating illness. Apart from an American Internet study, as far as it is known, The Netherlands is the only country where serious scientific research is conducted.

Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger is neuropsychiatrist and head of the Department of Consultative Psychiatry and the outpatient Department of Neurosexology at Leyenburg Hospital in The Hague in The Netherlands. He is Associate Professor in Sexual Psychopharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. For a number of years now Dr. Waldinger has also been involved with neurobiological research regarding PSAS (PGAD). He treats and counsels women suffering from this condition.

My name is Johanna Vante (Netherlands) and I suffer from PSAS/PGAD

Launchpad said...

Thanks for the comment... good to hear from someone who actually has experienced this disorder.

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