Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) - Causes

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Causes - Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS)

No definite causes have been established so far for Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) in women.

There have been no definite hormonal, neurological, vascular or psychological causes that can explain the symptoms of any of the patients suffering from the sexual disorder.

Some drugs like trazodone (Desyrel) could trigger PSAS as a side effect and discontinuing the drug may give relief.

A recent study documents the case histories of five women who link their PSAS to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. The women believe they developed PSAS either while using the antidepressants or after withdrawing from them.The study concludes that the use of and withdrawal from pharmacological agents may contribute to the onset and development of PSAS though it may not be the common cause of PSAS.
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I want to talk about this disorder I think i may have it I am a guy for years i dealt with feeling while i was trying to sleep of sexual touching which i thought was just normal for a while it progressed and eventually it became a daytime thing I would feel pleasure walking around doing my job with no erection which was weird because usually guys dont feel pleasure without and erection. I also have been told I have schitzofrenia and the voice at the time was calling it cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy they sometimes asked me if i wanted to feel it and always said yes the feelings responded to my conversation I was having with myself. I ended up in a mental hospital shortly after from hearing to much and responding to it by thinking that I have a chip in my brain from when i cracked it open and started thinking I was a test trial to some new science. I calmed down and started to try and rationalize it and decided that would not happen they gave me a medication for schitzofrenia which had a side effect of getting rid of my pleasure well mostly and have not felt touching or pleasure since then I didnt really talk alot with doctors about this because it was embarrassing.

Hello, Is there anyone that i can speak about this disorder? It is ruining my life. I need to talk someone who is PGAD. I will be waiting for your answer desperately.

hi i have pgad :) and i found that all i needed to make the discomfort go away was to get rid of my depression i found the right psych meds.. :) and i still get pgad but it feels great ps: my pelvis area is paralyzed i broke my lower spine and hip so i cant feel sex unless its the pgad

Hi. My name is April and I have suffered with PGAD for over two years. The horrible feeling of constant pain and arousal. I am 63 yrs. and this has ruined my life. Going somewhere , doing something, constant arousal..then the pain..I cried and took pain pills, which only helped a little. So so horrible..to be so uncomfortable all the time, not even being able to go to the bathroom or shower. This is too much to bear. BUT this CAN. Yes CAN go away. It did for me and how? Sincerely And honestly pray. The power of prayer cured me. I prayed often, desperately , and and with faith. I am living proof that this works. Pray with your whole heart and soul. This will end in His time. It took a long time, but in His time it ended.. I promise you, it CAN. Go away...trust the Lord. Please don't get discouraged ...give it time and PRAY. I will pray for all of you too.

im 24 Years old, i have been dealing with this since I can remember, Probably since I hit Puberty. It is a nightmare, All day long i fight and fight the urge to go into the other room and take care of it, I fight because I know that it will only get worse. I finally got the courage to talk about it to my SO. He was amazing, and so understanding, and to be able to talk about it openly has relieved so much stress in my life. I can only hope that this disorder can get more attention, so that maybe one day I can live a normal life. Please, do not be afraid to talk about this to your partner, or your super close friend, challenge them to google ReGS, research it. Having someone to talk to, that understands what im going through has helped me in so many ways. I now have a daughter and its a struggle, but she has helped me fight my urges, and so has my SO.

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