Patients consulting for sexual difficulties frequently present additional personal or relational disorders and symptoms.
This is especially the case when they have experienced cumulative adverse childhood experiences (CACEs), which are associated with symptom complexity. CACEs refer to the extent to which an individual has experienced an accumulation of different types of adverse childhood experiences including sexual, physical, and psychological abuse; neglect; exposure to inter-parental violence; and bullying.
However, past studies have not examined how symptom complexity might relate to CACEs and sexual satisfaction and even less so in samples of adults consulting for sex therapy.
Bigras, N., Godbout, N., Hébert, M.and Sabourin, S. (2017). Cumulative Adverse Chilhood Experiences and Sexual Satisfaction in Sex Therapy Patients: What Role for Symptoms Complexity? Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.01.013.
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