The latest research in PSAS by the Utrecht University and The Hague’s Haga Hospital has linked PSAS in women with restless legs
and overactive bladder
. Dr. Marcel Waldinger, Neuropsychiatrist, and his team, studied 18 Dutch women who reported PSAS and published their results in the international scientific Journal of Sexual Medicine
. The Dutch study claims it is the largest research till date on PSAS.
All women who complained of PSAS were subject to in depth interviews and many medical examinations such as MRI scans of the pelvis and the brain. The study found that most women with PSAS, who participated in the study, also had restless legs, overactive bladder and pelvic varicosis.
Another study attempted to establish that PSAS is different from hypersexuality
. The study compared Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) scores
of women with persistent sexual arousal syndrome compared with published scores of women with female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) and healthy controls.
The overall sexual functioning of women with PSAS who participated in the study was found to be within the normal range and was significantly better than that of women diagnosed with Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD).
The research concluded that there was no evidence to believe that women who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of PSAS are hypersexual.
A study released in November 2007 found that Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome
can lead to various other psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks.