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Therapies cognitives des dysfonctions sexuelles

Cognitive therapy in sexual dysfunctions


The basis of cognitive therapy is an analysis of the way an individual thinks and perceives in order to analyse what will affect his feelings and behavior. The patterns of thoughts will determine in which way the ideas will be perceived and conceived. The author provides a list and, taking erectile dysfunction as a model, gives examples of dysfunctional schemas. Thus the essential points of the treatment are better known. This type is particularly interesting as it corresponds to the way the majority of patients think, and who can tackle it very easily. In our experience, 60% of patients choose a cognitive-behavioral therapy when offered a list of possible treatments for their dysfunction. This should be complementary to any therapy, even technical.


Les bases de la thérapie cognitive font analyser la façon de penser et de percevoir d’un individu afin d’analyser ce qui va effleurer ses sentiments et son comportement. Ces points sont très importants dans toutes les dysfunctions sexuelles. Les patterns de pensées vont déterminer de quelle façon les idées seront perçues et conçues. L’auteur en fait une liste, et prenant comme modèle la dysérection, donne des exemples de schèmes dysfonctionnels. Ceci permet de mieux comprendre quels sont les points essentiels de la prise en charge. Ce type d’abord est particulièrement intéressant car il correspond au système de pensée de la majorité des patients, qui peuvent l’aborder très facilement. Dans notre expérience, 60% des patients choisissent une thérapie cognitive-comportementale lorsqu’on leur propose une liste de possibilité de prises en charges de leur dysfunction. Elles doivent pouvoir complémenter n’importe quel geste thérapeutique, même technique.


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Bonierbale, M. Therapies cognitives des dysfonctions sexuelles. Androl. 2, 82–83 (1992).

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Key words

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Patterns
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Mots clés

  • Thérapie Cognitive
  • Patterns
  • Dyslonction Sexuelle