“Sexual arousal is often impaired in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). However, little is known about the factors related to this impairment: no study focused on the role of gender-based effects of attachment styles and contamination symptoms. The Dual Control Model assumes three processes driving sexual arousal: sexual excitation (SE), sexual inhibition (SI) due to threat of performance failure, and SI due to threat of performance consequences (e.g., getting contaminated with sexually transmitted diseases). In a group of OCD patients, we hypothesized that (a) women report lower SE and higher SI than men; (b) patients with insecure (both anxious and avoidant) attachment styles show lower SE and higher SI; (c) attachment styles moderate the relation between gender and sexual arousal (respectively, for women, higher attachment anxiety, and for men higher attachment avoidance were related to impaired sexual arousal (higher SE and SI) controlling for OCD severity); and (d) contamination symptoms moderate the relation between gender and sexual impairment (women with contamination symptoms show impaired sexual arousal). Seventy-two OCD patients (37.50% women) completed the Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory-Revised, Attachment Styles Questionnaire and Sexual Inhibition/Sexual Excitation Scales. In contrast with our hypotheses, women reported higher SE and[…]” Passi di OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: CURRENT DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND THE SEARCH FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT Roseli Gedanke Shavitt, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Odile Van Den Heuvel, Christine Lochner, Janardhan Y. C. Reddy and Helen Blair Simpson

A pilot study of gender differences in sexual arousal in patients with OCD: the moderation roles of attachment and contamination symptomsELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 0-0. [10.3389/978-2-83250-147-4]

A pilot study of gender differences in sexual arousal in patients with OCD: the moderation roles of attachment and contamination symptoms

Dettore D;
2021

Abstract

“Sexual arousal is often impaired in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). However, little is known about the factors related to this impairment: no study focused on the role of gender-based effects of attachment styles and contamination symptoms. The Dual Control Model assumes three processes driving sexual arousal: sexual excitation (SE), sexual inhibition (SI) due to threat of performance failure, and SI due to threat of performance consequences (e.g., getting contaminated with sexually transmitted diseases). In a group of OCD patients, we hypothesized that (a) women report lower SE and higher SI than men; (b) patients with insecure (both anxious and avoidant) attachment styles show lower SE and higher SI; (c) attachment styles moderate the relation between gender and sexual arousal (respectively, for women, higher attachment anxiety, and for men higher attachment avoidance were related to impaired sexual arousal (higher SE and SI) controlling for OCD severity); and (d) contamination symptoms moderate the relation between gender and sexual impairment (women with contamination symptoms show impaired sexual arousal). Seventy-two OCD patients (37.50% women) completed the Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory-Revised, Attachment Styles Questionnaire and Sexual Inhibition/Sexual Excitation Scales. In contrast with our hypotheses, women reported higher SE and[…]” Passi di OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: CURRENT DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND THE SEARCH FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT Roseli Gedanke Shavitt, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Odile Van Den Heuvel, Christine Lochner, Janardhan Y. C. Reddy and Helen Blair Simpson
“OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: CURRENT DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND THE SEARCH FOR PERSOOBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: CURRENT DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND THE SEARCH FOR PERSONALIZED TREATMENT
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Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Dettore D, Angelo NL, Marazziti D, Mucci F, Prestia D, Pozza A
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