Anxiety related to sexual abuse: a case of recurrent priapism
Keywords:priapism, sexual abuse
Recurrent priapism is notoriously difficult to treat and very distressing to the sufferer. There is little literature about emotional contributors to this condition. We report a case of a man with sexual abuse and severe anxiety who responded acutely to emotion-focused treatment with persistent cessation of severe recurrent priapism episodes. A second case treated with the same methodhad a similar response to treatment. Emotional factors may berelevant in certain cases of recurrent priapism and these factors warrant clinical management and formal study.
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