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NEFESH ALL POINTS NORTH LODGE Professional Development

Medical Causes of Sexual Dysfunction and Mood Disorders

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Presenter: Diana Flescher, MD

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60 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand the importance of the therapist's role in identifying possible medical issues that could play a role in the client's symptomatology and insure that the client seeks medical consultation
  2. To describe the impact of agin in both men and women and of changes throughout the reproductive life cycle of women on sexual function.
  3. To describe common medical conditions and medications that may affect the client's sexual function.
Agenda:

This session will review the medical conditions that may sometimes lead to or worsen depression and sexual dysfunction. Although it is not the therapist’s role to conduct a medical interview, it is important for every therapist to inquire about the general health of their client, to acquire a basic knowledge of common causes and to make certain that the client has a physician involved in their health care. This talk will address conditions that are often overlooked or underestimated as causes of mood changes and sexual dysfunction. Commonly used medications will be briefly reviewed. 

Resources for further study:

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credits

This session will review the medical conditions that may sometimes lead to or worsen depression and sexual dysfunction. Although it is not the therapist’s role to conduct a medical interview, it is important for every therapist to inquire about the general health of their client, to acquire a basic knowledge of common causes and to make certain that the client has a physician involved in their health care. This talk will address conditions that are often overlooked or underestimated as causes of mood changes and sexual dysfunction. Commonly used medications will be briefly reviewed. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand the importance of the therapist's role in identifying possible medical issues that could play a role in the client's symptomatology and insure that the client seeks medical consultation
  2. To describe the impact of agin in both men and women and of changes throughout the reproductive life cycle of women on sexual function.
  3. To describe common medical conditions and medications that may affect the client's sexual function.
Agenda:

This session will review the medical conditions that may sometimes lead to or worsen depression and sexual dysfunction. Although it is not the therapist’s role to conduct a medical interview, it is important for every therapist to inquire about the general health of their client, to acquire a basic knowledge of common causes and to make certain that the client has a physician involved in their health care. This talk will address conditions that are often overlooked or underestimated as causes of mood changes and sexual dysfunction. Commonly used medications will be briefly reviewed. 

Resources for further study:

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