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Aging and Male Sexuality

Aging and Male Sexuality

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  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521653916

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  • Awareness of the importance of sexuality and its disorders in the aging population is increasing as the proportion of older people increases. Based in part on the author's clinical experience and research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, this book presents an up-to-date overview of the sexuality of aging men in health and illness, within a multidimensional conceptual framework. It takes into account physiological, psychological, interpersonal, and social influences. The book also discusses the impact of medical illness, psychopathology, and drugs, with a review of coping strategies in shaping individual sexual responses to aging and disease. The author incorporates many case studies and vignettes, and devotes a chapter to the sexuality of older gay men. A balanced account of medical and psychosocial evaluation and treatment concludes the book, which will be of broad interest to clinicians and students interested in sexuality and aging.

    • Huge public and media interest in Viagra makes this very topical; in the UK an impotence treatment training programme for GPs has been launched to cope with demand for the new drug
    • Well illustrated with case studies
    • Includes a chapter on the sexuality of older gay men
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    "This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive overview of current knowledge (and lacunae) on the subject. It will be of value to those scientists, clinicians, and educators with an interest in this field." Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

    "When did you last take a sexual history from an elderly patient? When did you last enquire about the impact of medication on their sexual performance? If your answer to these questions is, like mine, 'not recently', then you should read this book. James Lindesay, Department of Psychiatry, University of Leicester, UK

    "This volume, whose goal is to explain and to improve our understanding of sexual issues in aging, is a welcome addition to the gerontology literature." Contemporary Gerontology

    ..."may serve as an agent of social change in our health care community...a significant contribution ti health care providers understanding of social and psychological dimensions of aging and sexuality." Jrnl of Marriage and a Family

    "Schiavi's Aging snd Male Sexuality is an impressive work that summarizes a wide-body of research on a comprehensive collection of topics related to the sexual life of aging men...The book has been throughly researched, presenting an impressive body of quantitative finding from the past two decades along with the author's own clinical experiences...The book has been well organized and chapter titles and section headings will facilitate the identification of clearly relevant portions. Aging and Male Sexuality will serve as a useful resource to both health care students and seasoned practitioners." ACTIVITIES, ADAPTING & AGING TITLES AND SECTION HEAD

    "Aging snd Male Sexuality is an impressive book written by an impressive man...The material in these chapters is comprehensive, well digested and readable, and there are case histories to enrich the text and to bring stark scientific facts to life...This book should interest all psychiatrists, especially those working in the area of psychogeriatrics and sexual dysfunction." Joural of Psychiatry Neuroscience Feb 2002

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521653916
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Aging sexuality: concepts, issues and research methods
    2. Sexuality in the aged: research evidence
    3. Neurobiological aspects of aging male sexuality
    4. Psychological aspects of aging male sexuality
    5. Aging and marital sexuality
    6. Aging and homosexual relationships
    7. The social context
    8. The nature and prevalence of sexual disorders in the aged
    9. Impact of medical illnesses on sexuality
    10. Psychopathology and aging sexuality
    11. Effects of drugs and medications
    12. Role of psychosocial factors: coping and adaptation
    13. Assessment of sexual problems
    14. Management and treatment of sexual problems
    15. Summary and conclusions.

  • Author

    Raul C. Schiavi, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

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