european psychiatric association

Sexual Medicine and Mental Health

Section committee

WALDINGER Marcel D. , Chair

ZEMISHLANY Zvi, Co-Chair

BALON Richard, Secretary


Aims & Objectives

Section mission

Sexual dysfunction is an important aspect of psychiatric disorders as well as of general well being and health. Most psychiatric disorders and the medications used to alleviate them are associated with sexual dysfunctions that substantially impact intimate relationships, adherence to treatment and quality of life of our patients. Still, this field has been neglected by psychiatrists and is dominated by other specialties like urologists, gynaecologists, etc.

The objective of this section is to make interested psychiatrists aware of the importance of sexual function and dysfunction and to update them on the advances in neurobiology, nosology and treatments in the field.

Section objectives

  1. To make interested psychiatrists aware of the importance of sexual function and dysfunction and to update them on the advances in neurobiology, nosology and treatments in the field.

Activities

Meetings/events

Section Activities

Section Activities
Description :
  1. An annual symposium on Sexual Medicine and Mental Health at every EPA Congress.
  2. An annual meeting for all section members to discuss professional issues and the future of human sexuality in psychiatry.
  3. Regular contact by e-mail among section members, to exchange knowledge and opinions.
  4. Creation of position statements in order to achieve similar or better standards across the various European countries.
Date :
January 8, 2014
Description :

In 2018 the focus of our section was on publication of research articles and presentations at psychiatric and neuroscience congresses. As our proposals for two section symposia at the EPA congress in 2018 was declined by the Scientific Committee of the EPA we were very unfortunate not to have had a symposium at the EPA 2018 annual congress.

Date :
2018

Publications

Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS) Should Be Distinguished From Spontaneous Orgasms: A Case Report of Cannabis-Induced Spontaneous Orgasm.J Sex Marital Ther. 2018 Apr 3;44(3):231-235.

Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS) Should Be Distinguished From Spontaneous Orgasms: A Case Report of Cannabis-Induced Spontaneous Orgasm.J Sex Marital Ther. 2018 Apr 3;44(3):231-235.
Journal :
Waldinger MD, Schweitzer DH.
Acknowledged as official Section publication ? Yes

Tramadol's Inhibitory Effects on Sexual Behavior: Pharmacological Studies in Serotonin Transporter Knockout Rats.Front Pharmacol. 2018 Jun 27;9:676.

Tramadol's Inhibitory Effects on Sexual Behavior: Pharmacological Studies in Serotonin Transporter Knockout Rats.Front Pharmacol. 2018 Jun 27;9:676.
Journal :
Esquivel-Franco DC, Olivier B, Waldinger MD, Gutiérrez-Ospina G, Olivier JDA.

Drug treatment options for premature ejaculation.Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018 Jul;19(10):1077-1085. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2018.1494725. Epub 2018 Jul 20. Review.

Drug treatment options for premature ejaculation.Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018 Jul;19(10):1077-1085. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2018.1494725. Epub 2018 Jul 20. Review.
Journal :
Waldinger MD.
Acknowledged as official Section publication ? Yes

Method and design of drug treatment research of subjective premature ejaculation in men differs from that of lifelong premature ejaculation in males: proposal for a new objective measure (part 1).Int J Impot Res. 2019 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Method and design of drug treatment research of subjective premature ejaculation in men differs from that of lifelong premature ejaculation in males: proposal for a new objective measure (part 1).Int J Impot Res. 2019 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Journal :
Waldinger MD, Schweitzer DH.
Acknowledged as official Section publication ? Yes

Differences between ICD-11 MMS and DSM-5 definition of premature ejaculation: a continuation of historical inadequacies and a source of serious misinterpretation by some European Regulatory Agencies (PART 2).Int J Impot Res. 2019 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Differences between ICD-11 MMS and DSM-5 definition of premature ejaculation: a continuation of historical inadequacies and a source of serious misinterpretation by some European Regulatory Agencies (PART 2).Int J Impot Res. 2019 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Journal :
Waldinger MD, Schweitzer DH.
Acknowledged as official Section publication ? Yes

Other Section activities


Desciption :

Presentations at non-Section events:

 

Prof. dr. Zvi Zemishlany

Presentation titled: "Compulsive Sexual Behaviour",

Annual conference of the Israeli Society for Sexual Medicine, 25-26 October, 2018.

 

Prof. dr. Marcel Waldinger

Presentation titled: “Neurobiology of Premature Ejaculation”

Beying Conference of Chinese Andrology, Beying, China 28 March 2018

 

Prof. dr. Marcel Waldinger

Presentation titled: “Neurobiology of Premature Ejaculation”

Sub-yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 29 March 2018

 

Prof. dr. Marcel Waldinger

Presentation titled: “Drug Treatment of Premature Ejaculation”

Gulou Hospital, Nanjing, China, 30 March 2018

 

Prof. dr. Marcel Waldinger

Presentation titled: “Mathematics application in Ejaculation Research”

Dutch Neuroscience Meeting, Lunteren,  7-8 June, 2018

Time period : 2018

Calendar of Future Activities

Workshop: Clinically Important Sexual Dysfunctions for the Psychiatrist

Workshop: Clinically Important Sexual Dysfunctions for the Psychiatrist
Desciption :

Workshop: Clinically Important Sexual Dysfunctions for the Psychiatrist during EPA 2019 in Warsaw