“Necessity is the mother of invention,” the old cliché goes. Medicine continues to find an answer to the many diseases that have hammered the human species through time. Though by no means is it to suggest that discovering remedies to diseases such as malaria is an easy task, sicknesses caused by the external environment do have a certain consistency in symptoms, effects, and treatments. This consistency is not a luxury afforded by psychological disorders, which have a profound effect on the health of an individual. In the case of psychosexual disorders, this is because it is difficult to narrow down the specific cause and effect relationship in psychosexual disorders. And when it is difficult to narrow down the source and impact of these disorders, then it lends itself to mistaken prognostication and a lack of adequate treatment.
The first difficulty in finding adequate treatment of psychosexual disorders in men is that sometimes the field of medicine relies on traditional medication to resolve unconventional and inconsistent psychosexual behavior. Incidences of psychosexual dysfunctions, such as impotence in men or lack of arousal in females, are popularly assigned biological and health reasons in medicine. Therefore, the solution comes in the form of a prescribed pill or recommendation of a change in lifestyle, such as exercise or less stress.
Undoubtedly, there is validity to the medical causes of psychosexual dysfunctions. However, sometimes it is too superficial; sometimes, the problems, insecurities, and anxieties that accompany psychosexual disorders are significantly more deep-rooted. If that is the case, just as prescribing anti-depressants has shown its ill-side effects for sufferers of depression, it does little good to depend purely on medication for treatment of psychosexual disorders. So, what are real and (more…)