Short term treatment of sexual problems: interim report

J. K. Meyer, C. W. Schmidt, M. J. Lucas, E. Smith

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Abstract

Of 52 couples requesting treatment for sexual disorders, 16 were treated in accordance with the protocol of Masters and Johnson except that most were seen once a week for 10 or more weeks rather than daily for a briefer period. The treatment results were less successful than those obtained by Master and Johnson. The authors believe that the successes of this approach nonetheless suggest a need to reevaluate the degree to which sexual problems may be conditioned responses. They also stress the need for specifying the degree of improvement among nonfailures for purposes of comparison and follow up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume132
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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