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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 1-2 ( February-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Socio-Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Sexual Problems: Report from a Community Mental Health Clinic of West Bengal

Arabinda Brahma, Mahuya Chatterjee

Keywords : Community, Psychosocial disorders, Sexual problems

Citation Information : Brahma A, Chatterjee M. Socio-Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Sexual Problems: Report from a Community Mental Health Clinic of West Bengal. 2011; 14 (1-2):44-47.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-14-1--2-44

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Sexual problems are common in the general population. It affects people's social life, particularly marital or long term relationships. This study aims to investigate the association of sexual problems with various physical, social, and psychological problems. 33 patients (21 men and 12 women) came to a community mental health clinic with sexual problems were interviewed. There were strong physical and psycho-social associations found with sexual problems. Erectile problems and premature ejaculation were common sexual problems in men. Erectile problems were commonly found in association with hypertension and diabetes, whereas anxiety was predominantly associated with premature ejaculation. In women, the predominant association with arousal, orgasmic and enjoyment problems was marital difficulties. Anxiety and depression were more commonly associated with female sexual problems. Effective therapy (physical and psychological approaches) may have a wide range of social and psychological benefits in the adult population.

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