Sexual Life pp 202-215 | Cite as

Physical Illness and the Sexual Equilibrium

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

Serious physical illness sometimes enhances sexual life. Even when it is diminished, however, the most important causes are often psychological.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Activity Sexual Function Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sexual Dysfunction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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