Psychiatrists and Their Role in an Integrative Approach to Sexual Problems


Firoozeh Raisi 1 , Seyyed Taha Yahyavi ORCID 2 , 3 , *

1 Psychiatric and Clinical Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

3 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran

How to Cite: Raisi F, Yahyavi S T. Psychiatrists and Their Role in an Integrative Approach to Sexual Problems, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2015 ; 9(1):-. doi: 10.17795/ijpbs911.


Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 9 (1)
Published Online: March 21, 2015
Article Type: Editorial
Received: January 10, 2015
Revised: January 18, 2015
Accepted: February 5, 2015


Sexuality is a unit part of humans that has been evaluated as several fragmented particles for years. Although many biomedical and psychosocial approaches have been developed in the field of sex, these approaches usually have not been led to the complete satisfaction of the patients. It seems that for a comprehensive evaluation and management of the sexual problems, the unity of sex should be respected and the biopsychosocial multilayer aspects of the sex should be apprehended. Psychiatry is a unique point that both biomedical and psychosocial sciences reach each other. Therefore, psychiatrists should play a critical role as a modulator in the multidisciplinary team for management of the sexual problems. In this regard, comprehensive training of psychiatrists is highly recommended. One of the primary steps could be developing the psychosexual fellowship.



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