Until now, the marketplace has offered little valuable information for couples in which one or both partners suffers from mental illness with resulting sexual problems. Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: A Couple's Guide to Staying Connected is for all of those couples. It will help both parties understand the effects of mental illnessaand of the medications used to treat itaon sexual desire and performance and provide ways to maintain both physical and emotional intimacy. The first section of the book centers on common sexual concerns and loving someone with a mental disorder. The second addresses a wide range of mental disorders, their effects on relationships, and ways couples can work together to overcome those effects. Among the conditions covered are mood disorders; anxiety disorders; chronic pain; eating disorders; substance-related disorders; post traumatic stress; ADD; Asperger's Syndrome; and even severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia. The emphasis throughout is on each partner developing empathy and communication skills to enhance the sexual experience and preserve a healthy relationship.Marijuana and Hashish Like alcohol and other substances, people may use cannabis in various forms to add to their sexual experience. Cannabis-derived drugs such as marijuana and hashish are in a class of their own because they are notanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: A Couple's Guide to Staying Connected|
|Author||:||Stephanie J. Buehler|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-01-14|