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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-18

Consensus guidelines on male sexual dysfunction

1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Research Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BRIDE), Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) WHO Collaborating Centre on Substance Abuse All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Excel Center, Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam, India
4 Department of Urology, Menz Health Clinic, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Surgery, Makker Medical Centre, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
6 Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Sexology and Fellow, American College of Sexologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
7 Department of Urology, GadaLife ART Center, CHL Apollo Hospitals, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
8 Department of Urology, Asha Hospital and Tanvir Hospital, Hyderabad, India
9 Department of Medicine, Diabetes, Obesity and Thyroid Center, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
10 Department of Medical Affairs, Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Balhara Assistant Prof. Department of Psychiatry, Room No 4096, 4th Floor, Teaching Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.105288

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Male sexual dysfunction (MSD) is a common and distressful condition which is often amenable to counseling and other non pharmacological therapy. These ALLIANCE guidelines are an exhaustive coverage of the counseling and related non-pharmacological methods used for management of MSD. The guidelines discuss various concepts of medical care, including the bio-psychosocial model, patient centered care, couple centered care, therapeutic patient education, shared decision making, minimizing the discomfort of change, and coping skills training, as related to MSD. They go on to describe the ideal environment and prerequisites in which a proper history should be elicited, and physical examination performed. Counseling related to investigations, physical activity and yoga is described. Specific examples of psychotherapy for various sexual disorders are presented to illustrate the usage of counseling. The guidelines discuss cognitive behavioral therapy, couple centered therapy, family therapy, and use of religion in detail. Counseling regarding pharmacological, device and invasive therapy is also covered. The guidelines conclude with a call to enhance community awareness of MSD

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