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Vol 9, No 1 (2011)
Prace poglądowe (nadesłane)
Published online: 2011-11-18
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Psychosexual immaturity as a diagnostic term

Przemysław Marcinek, Anna Brzeska, Alicja Kapała, Andrzej Peda, Filip Szumski
Seksuologia Polska 2011;9(1):38-42.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2011)
Prace poglądowe (nadesłane)
Published online: 2011-11-18

Abstract

Psychosexual immaturity is commonly understood as developmental disorder, and inability to correct fulfilling of sexual role is thought for its essence. Therefore it is particular form of sex role disorder. The term “psychosexual immaturity” doesn’t occur as a diagnostic category in ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR. Despite this it is commonly used in professional literature and clinical practice. To improve the accuracy of application of this term it is necessary to operationalize it and, therefore, put a new diagnostic category into the classification of disorders. The aim of this paper is to suggest particulars indicators of so understood psychosexual immaturity. It has been made on different three levels, by using three different criteria: developmental, functional and symptomatic.
Polish Sexology 2011; 9 (1): 38–42

Abstract

Psychosexual immaturity is commonly understood as developmental disorder, and inability to correct fulfilling of sexual role is thought for its essence. Therefore it is particular form of sex role disorder. The term “psychosexual immaturity” doesn’t occur as a diagnostic category in ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR. Despite this it is commonly used in professional literature and clinical practice. To improve the accuracy of application of this term it is necessary to operationalize it and, therefore, put a new diagnostic category into the classification of disorders. The aim of this paper is to suggest particulars indicators of so understood psychosexual immaturity. It has been made on different three levels, by using three different criteria: developmental, functional and symptomatic.
Polish Sexology 2011; 9 (1): 38–42
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Keywords

psychosexual immaturity; sexual development; sexual disorders; sex role; classification of disorders; diagnosis

About this article
Title

Psychosexual immaturity as a diagnostic term

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2011)

Pages

38-42

Published online

2011-11-18

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2011;9(1):38-42.

Keywords

psychosexual immaturity
sexual development
sexual disorders
sex role
classification of disorders
diagnosis

Authors

Przemysław Marcinek
Anna Brzeska
Alicja Kapała
Andrzej Peda
Filip Szumski

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