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Running Head: SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND GENDER DYSPHORIA CASE STUDY 1
Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Dysphoria Case Study
SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND GENDER DYSPHORIA CASE STUDY
Case Study 1: Sexual Dysfunction
A review of Mr. Charles’ Sexual dysfunction problem
Mr. Charles is a 45-year-old male Hispanic client who has visited Lakeside Hospital
for medical consultation over his sexual malfunction issue. For the last eight months, he has
had an erectile dysfunction whereby he complains of inability to erect and also a significant
challenge in the proper functioning during sexual intercourse (Dawson et al., 2017). He has
three children and lives with his wife who has also confirmed the case. Based on the report
which they give, Mr. Charles has had a problem of opening up to the wife over the sexual
dysfunction issue although the wife noted changes in the duration of sex and qualitative time
for the same.
DSM diagnosis of the erectile dysfunction
A-The condition has occurred for at least six months in a persistent manner. For Mr. Charles,
he has had the erectile dysfunction for the last eight months hence a proof that indeed he has
the sexual dysfunction related to inability to erect.
B-The disease must cause significant distress to the affected individual. In the case of Mr.
Charles, it is significant that erectile dysfunction has caused distress to him since he is ever
worried about the onset of the symptoms and the possible complications which may arise
(Dawson et al., 2017). He has been living in a worry and feels that something should be done
to make him a better person. For a better part of his life, he lives in desperation due to the
disturbed sexual orientation and also the anxiety about his partner.
C-The condition cannot be caused by an exclusively non-sexual mental disorder, significant