FAQ’s

Sexology 

Psychiatry 

A: The concept of sex is so simple but it has a complex definition. Some people say it the method to reproduce offspring, some say it pleasure and some say it love. Sex means different for different people but all the definitions are correlated. Sex is a method to produce offspring is true, sex provides pleasure is also true and it happens due to love in two people is also true. But some exceptions make it complex and difficult to understand. Homosexuality is among people, in which people of same gender have sex, which is for pleasure and love but not to produce offspring. Hence the definitions of sex are complex to understand. Sex is further divided into several types like- Oral sex, simple sex, anal sex, masturbation etc.

A: The study of science as well as art of sex is called sexology. Sexology has a vast field in itself, in other words we can say that, sexology is a branch of medical science which deals about sexual issues. It includes sexual disorders, inabilities, counseling etc. sexology also deals about the morphology and anatomy of sexual or genital organs.

A: A sexologist, like an ‘ologist’ is an expert and consultant for sexual issues who diagnoses and provides treatment for sexual problems. A person sexologist deals in several areas like psychology, medicine, anthropology, sociology, biology, and epidemiology. A person suffering from sexual problems and struggling for better sexual life may be helped by a sexologist. In this field sexologist help people for their development in sexuality

A: A sexologist is an expert consultant of sex related issues, a sexologist deals with the treatment of the disorders and deficiency related to sex. On other hand a sex therapist is a consultant and advisor who can help people in sexual problems which occur due to mental or psychological matters. A sex therapist is a person to counsel couples in the relationship issues. So we can conclude that a sexologist deals with body problems related to sex, and a sex therapist deals with the mental and emotional issues related to sex.

A: Yes, as a sexologist is an expert who deals in various fields which include like psychology, medicine, anthropology, sociology, biology, and epidemiology. So a sexologist also provides relationship counseling.

A: Sex is considered as the most natural activity in this world, it is a great myth related to sex. Sex is a very important thing, it is as important as food. So it is important for a person to have a good sexual life. Sex reduces stress, gives pleasure, and also important to continue the next generation. Hence if a person is having any issues then there is a need for an expert who resolves the problems. Hence for better life there is a need of a sexologist, as sex is indifferent part of our life.

A: Yes, as a sexologist is an expert who deals in various fields which include like psychology, medicine, anthropology, sociology, biology, and epidemiology. So a sexologist also provides relationship counselling.

A: A sexologist is a person holding three chairs:
• Sexuality educator
• Sex therapist
• Sex researches
A sexologist educates, advises as well as researches about sex.

A: May be, the mistakes done in childhood affect the sex life or sexual health of a person. Habits like masturbation, watching pornography, smoking, drug abuse and alcohol are some of the factors.

A: Spermatorrhea is a disorder, or a condition in which a person experiences excessive spontaneous ejaculation. It is also been called involuntary orgasm, in this situation larger amount of spam ejaculates as compared to normal condition. this condition or disorder generally happen’s due to excessive Masturbation, and could be prevented by avoiding Masturbation.

A: Spermatorrhea is a disorder, or a condition in which a person experiences excessive spontaneous ejaculation. It is also been called involuntary orgasm, in this situation larger amount of spam ejaculates as compared to normal condition. this condition or disorder generally happen’s due to excessive Masturbation, and could be prevented by avoiding Masturbation.

A: Syphillis is an infection or we may say sexually transmitted infection, which happens due to a bacteria known as spirochete bacterium; This is generally because of sexual intercourse, it means that the medium is sexual contact. The sign and symptoms of syphilies occur in different stage, so one should consult a sexologist regarding this.

A: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. It is also generally know as gonorrhoea; the cause of this infection is abacteria called. Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The primary symptoms include burning in urination and discharge. So one should refer a sexologist if having such symptoms.

A: Leucorrhoea or Leucorrhoea denotes a discharge from vagina, which is thick, yellow or whitish. There are several cause of Leucorrhoea , the one of the most common reason is Estrogen Imbalance. It may disappear and reappear time to time. It is also considered as sign of puberty.

Mental illness is a brain disorder (and not merely a ‘mind’ disorder). It usually impacts on the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and interacts with other people. It is a common illness: each year, one in five adults is diagnosed with a mental illness. The term “mental illness” actually encompasses numerous psychiatric disorders, and just like illnesses that affect other parts of the body, they can vary in severity. As the term “mental illness” has acquired a pejorative connotation for many people, it is better to use the term “psychiatric illness/disorder”

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental (psychiatric) illnesses. Psychiatric care involves a comprehensive evaluation of emotional and physical health and the formulation/implementation of an individualized treatment plan, which may include medication, psychotherapy (‘talk therapy’) or other modalities. Psychiatrists help patients to understand the illness and to learn what they can do to resolve life problems that contribute to the illness. This may involve issues on the job, in school or within the family and community.

Wrong. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. Life’s usual round of trials may become overwhelming. Relationships may become troubled, or the pangs of anxiety – easily dismissed earlier as simple “nerves” – may grow sharper and last longer. The emotions that arise in reaction to everyday stresses and strains may blow badly out of proportion, or may be strangely absent. Eating may become a refuge, and sleep may begin to seem either irresistible or elusive. Alcohol or drug use may get out of control. The list of problems is long: a panic attack; frightening hallucinations; “voices” that whisper intrusive and incomprehensible things; a pall of gloom that never seems to lift, causing everyday life to feel distorted, out of control, not worth living.

A person with one or more of the following symptoms should be evaluated by a psychiatrist as soon as possible:

Marked personality change
Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
Strange ideas
Excessive worries
Prolonged depression and apathy
Marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Extreme highs and lows
Abuse of alcohol or drugs
Excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior
A person who is thinking or talking about suicide or homicide should seek help immediately.

People approach psychiatrists for various reasons. Sleep problems, feeling sad and hopeless, having suicidal thoughts, persistent worry interfering with quality of life, stressful life situations, obsessive and compulsive behaviours, anxiety provoking thoughts and images in the mind, nightmares, paranoia, hearing voices, talking without sense, experiencing strange and difficult to explain phenomena, change in behaviour, memory problems, overactivity, poor attention, drug and alcohol problems etc can be some of the reasons why people like to consult psychiatrists. Sometimes the family members may want to discuss with the psychiatrist how they could help their loved one better and may have other questions around encouraging a reticent person in need of help to attend the appointment with the psychiatrist.

It is wrong to assume that all mental health problems require medications. Modern psychiatric practice is based on a biopsychosocial model of assessment and treatment. Medications are useful only if there are biological reasons which need biological treatments. 

The short answer – there is no difference.  The words diagnosis and disorder are medical terms, based on an illness concept of describing psychological problems.  There is some value in using the medical model to describe psychological problems.  But, it also creates confusion about how to properly treat psychological problems, because it implies that they are medical problems, rather than psychological problems.  That leads to a conclusion that medical treatment, such as drugs, must be better than psychological treatment, such as psychotherapy.

There is a large range of talking therapies (psychotherapy) such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive analytical therapy (CAT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), behavioural therapy, motivational enhancement therapy (MET) or motivational interviewing (MI), dynamic therapy (psychoanalysis – of which there are a number of varieties such as Freudian, Kleinian, Jungian etc), couple therapy, family therapy, and so on. This range has been developed to address a huge number of problems such as low self-esteem and confidence issues, to illnesses such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, through to personality problems including anger management and impulse control issues.

Choosing a particular therapy depends on the clinician/therapist’s skills, your preferences, and research evidence on the effectiveness of a particular therapy for a specific problem. A review of the current scientific evidence for the effectiveness of various psychotherapies for different conditions can be found on the resources page.

Yes. Your records will never be shared with anyone at anytime without your written directive.

As a qualified psychiatrist from United Kingdom, I follow General Medical Council’s (UK) booklet Good Medical Practice (2006) that makes it clear that patients have a right to expect that their doctors will hold information about them in confidence. This guidance sets out the principles of confidentiality and respect for patients’ privacy that you are expected to understand and follow.

Confidentiality is central to trust between doctors and patients. Without assurances about confidentiality, patients may be reluctant to seek medical attention or to give doctors the information they need in order to provide good care. But appropriate information sharing is essential to the efficient provision of safe, effective care, both for the individual patient and for the wider community of patients.

Confidentiality is an important duty, but it is not absolute. You can disclose personal information if: (a) it is required by law; (b) the patient consents – either implicitly for the sake of their own care; (c) is justified in the public interest.

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