Objectives To describe the different approaches to the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE), with a final focus on integrated treatment, as conventional theories and therapies for PE are based on an organic or psychogenic dichotomy. Methods We list the principal hypotheses of the causes and therapy of PE on the basis of psychological and medical perspectives, after identifying all relevant studies available on Medline up to 2012. Results The cognitive feedback from PE can lead to a 'performance anxiety', which can combine with other conditions to further impair ejaculatory control. For these reasons, a psychological approach is always useful in treating PE, the most useful of which are sex therapy and behavioural therapy. For pharmacological treatment, reports suggest that dapoxetine (60 mg) significantly improves the control of the ejaculatory reflex, and it thus represents the first-line officially approved pharmacotherapy for PE. Conclusions A holistic approach which considers the biological, psychological and relational aspects is the advised treatment for PE. Integrated medical and psycho-sexological therapy requires a mutual understanding of and respect for the different disciplines involved in sexology. In this aspect two very important roles are those of the physician and the psychologist. © 2013 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Arab Association of Urology.

Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of premature ejaculation / Giacomo, Ciocca; Erika, Limoncin; Daniele, Mollaioli; Gravina, GIOVANNI LUCA; DI SANTE, Stefania; Eleonora, Carosa; Lenzi, Andrea; Emmanuele A., Jannini; Ciocca, Giacomo. - In: ARAB JOURNAL OF UROLOGY. - ISSN 2090-598X. - STAMPA. - 11:3(2013), pp. 305-312. [10.1016/j.aju.2013.04.011]

Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of premature ejaculation

Erika Limoncin;GRAVINA, GIOVANNI LUCA;DI SANTE, STEFANIA;LENZI, Andrea;CIOCCA, GIACOMO
2013

Abstract

Objectives To describe the different approaches to the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE), with a final focus on integrated treatment, as conventional theories and therapies for PE are based on an organic or psychogenic dichotomy. Methods We list the principal hypotheses of the causes and therapy of PE on the basis of psychological and medical perspectives, after identifying all relevant studies available on Medline up to 2012. Results The cognitive feedback from PE can lead to a 'performance anxiety', which can combine with other conditions to further impair ejaculatory control. For these reasons, a psychological approach is always useful in treating PE, the most useful of which are sex therapy and behavioural therapy. For pharmacological treatment, reports suggest that dapoxetine (60 mg) significantly improves the control of the ejaculatory reflex, and it thus represents the first-line officially approved pharmacotherapy for PE. Conclusions A holistic approach which considers the biological, psychological and relational aspects is the advised treatment for PE. Integrated medical and psycho-sexological therapy requires a mutual understanding of and respect for the different disciplines involved in sexology. In this aspect two very important roles are those of the physician and the psychologist. © 2013 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Arab Association of Urology.
2013
integrated model; premature ejaculation; dichotomy; holistic approach
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Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of premature ejaculation / Giacomo, Ciocca; Erika, Limoncin; Daniele, Mollaioli; Gravina, GIOVANNI LUCA; DI SANTE, Stefania; Eleonora, Carosa; Lenzi, Andrea; Emmanuele A., Jannini; Ciocca, Giacomo. - In: ARAB JOURNAL OF UROLOGY. - ISSN 2090-598X. - STAMPA. - 11:3(2013), pp. 305-312. [10.1016/j.aju.2013.04.011]
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