What Is Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)? - Medical News Today

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Persistent genital arousal disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Persistent genital arousal disorder **

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*Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder* (*PGAD*), originally called
*Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome* (*PSAS*) and also known as *Restless
Genital Syndrome* (*ReGS or RGS*),^[1]^[2] results in a spontaneous,
persistent, and uncontrollable genital arousal in women, with or without
orgasm or genital engorgement, unrelated to any feelings of sexual desire.
It was first documented by Dr. Sandra Leiblum and Dr. Daniel DeCleats in
2001,^[3] only recently characterized as a distinct syndrome in medical
literature with a comparable counterpart increasingly reported by men.^[4]

Some physicians use the term Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome to refer to
the condition in women; others consider the syndrome of priapism in men to
be the same disorder. Priapism is a recognized diagnosable medical
condition by the /Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders/
IV, whereas PGAD is not.^[4]^[5] The disorder has been newly included in
DSM-5, which was released in May 2013.^[6]

In particular, it is not related to hypersexuality, sometimes known as
nymphomania or satyriasis. (Hypersexuality, nymphomania, and satyriasis are
also not recognized diagnosable medical conditions by the DSM-IV.) In
addition to being very rare, PGAD is also frequently unreported by
sufferers who may consider it shameful or embarrassing. A lack of
seriousness in society regarding the human reproductive system downplays
the intense pain of the sufferer.^[/citation needed/]


· 1 Symptoms
· 2 Possible causes and treatment
· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links


Physical arousal caused by this syndrome can be very intense and persist
for extended periods, days or weeks at a time. Orgasm can sometimes provide
temporary relief, but within hours the symptoms return. The return of

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_genital_arousal_disorder

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