Indian Journal of Health Social Work
A Case of Person with Premature Ejaculation: Psychiatric Social Work Intervention
Debashree Biswas1, Nilesh Maruti Gujar2 & Arif Ali3
1M.Phil Trainee & 3Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur (784001), Assam, India. 2Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Centre of Excellence for Mental Health, INHS, Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai.
Correspondence: Nilesh Maruti Gujar, e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Premature ejaculation (PME) is observed by an increase in erectile dysfunction with age across the lifespan of adults. PME is common but less understood sexual dysfunction among males. PME has an impact on an individual’s psychological wellbeing and interpersonal relationship with a partner. Aim: The aim of the study the impact of PME on an individual’s psychological wellbeing and to provide psychosocial intervention to cope with PME. Materials and Methods: The present case study was a single subject case study. A person diagnosed with premature ejaculation was selected purposefully from the out-patient department of LGBRIMH, Tezpur. The case was informed about the purpose and benefits of the assessment and intervention. Informed consent was taken before assessment and intervention. Psychiatric Social Work assessment for pre and post-baseline data was done using clinical and social history proforma.WHO-5 Wellbeing index, Arizona sexual experience scale, Perceived Stress Scale, Index of Premature Ejaculation. Psychiatric social work intervention was provided in order o help the client with his problems related to PME. Results: Pre-intervention results found unsatisfied sexual functions, high perceived stress, dysfunction in sexual experiences, and the average quality of life. The post-intervention results showed changes like improvement in perceived stress, quality of life, and sexual satisfaction, control over ejaculation and improved distress. Conclusion: Psychiatric social work interventions can help the client to deal with PME in effective ways.