"Doctors Mezzich and Hernandez have produced a comprehensive, progressive, and readable volume on a difficult and important topic. "
Drawing from its vast intellectual resources, the World Psychiatric Association established a multidisciplinary and international workgroup of scholars, clinicians, and researchers to develop the Educational Program on Sexual Health. The present volume, Psychiatry and Sexual Health: A Integrative Approach, is the result of this collaboration, and represents a new knowledge base for the discipline.
# Conceptual Bases of Sexual Health
* Comprehensive Definition of Sexual Health
* Life Cycle and Sexual Health
* Policy and Human Rights Considerations
* Communication and Sexual Health
* Educational Considerations
* Scientific Research
* Epidemiological and Public Health Considerations
# Comprehensive Diagnosis of Persons with Sexual Disorders
* General Considerations
* Multiaxial Diagnostic Formulation
* Idiographic Diagnostic Formulation
* Format for Comprehensive Diagnostic Formulation
# Comprehensive Treatment and Health Promotion of Persons with Sexual Disorders
* Introduction to Treatment and Health Promotion
* Biological Treatment
* Psychological Treatment
* Integrative Approaches to Care
* Comprehensive Treatment of Specific Sexual Disorders
* Comprehensive Treatment of Complex and Special Situations
* Health Promotion
* Illustrative Clinical Case with Comprehensive Diagnostic Formulation and Treatment Plan
* WPA International Survey on Human Sexuality and Sexual Disorders: Synoptic Report
* World Health Organization's Statement on Sexual Health (2002)
* World Association for Sexology's Declaration of Sexual Rights (1997/1999)
* World Association for Sexual Health's Montreal Declaration
About the Authors
Juan E. Mezzich MD, PhD, is current president of the World Psychiatric Association. He is professor of psychiatry and director, division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and International Center for Mental Health, at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. He has held professorships at Stanford and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a leader in the development of the DSM. He has authored or coauthored over 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters (including current sections on international diagnosis and psychiatric epidemiology).
Ruben Hernandez, MD is professor of forensic psychiatry at the Central University of Venezuela. He is a leader in sexual health (formerly called sexology) throughout Latin America having served as president of many professional organizations including, among many others, the Venezuelan Society of Medical Sexology and the International Academy of Sexology.