Sexual aversion and sexual desire disorder which trigger panic attacks: A case report

Yasan A., Tamam L.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.10, no.2, pp.159-162, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-162
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The studies investigating the relationship between panic disorder and sexual dysfunction are relatively limited, and the findings reported are controversial. In this study, a case applying to our clinic due to sexual aversion and lack of sexual desire triggered by panic attacks was evaluated in the light of literature data. The treatment was conducted for seven months on a weekly-interview basis. In the treatment, an approach involving the combination of sexual dysfunction therapy and agoraphobia treatment was adopted. During sexual intercourse, additional antianxiety drugs were included. In case of association of sexual functional disorder and panic attack, sexual dysfunction poses some challenges due to panic attack expectation. In addition, in the event of the association of these two disorders, only sexual functional therapy cannot be achieved, and therefore drug therapy may be required. (Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 10: 159-162)