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Wer sich mit seiner eigenen Gesundheit auseinandersetzt, lernt sich selbst besser kennen. Das ist die Grundlage für die Befähigung zur Selbsthilfe.
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Unsere Selbsttests können Ihnen dabei helfen, einen Einblick in die eigene psychische Gesundheit zu bekommen und mögliche Symptome besser einzuordnen.

Selbsthilfe kann auch sein, sich selbstbestimmt mit anderen Betroffenen und Angehörigen auszutauschen, die eigenen Erfahrungen zu teilen und sich gegenseitig zu unterstützen.
Einen Raum hierfür bietet unser Forum. Zwar ersetzt dies keine Therapie, trägt aber zu einem Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl und gegenseitiger Unterstützung bei. Sich verstanden und nicht so alleine zu fühlen, kann sich zudem positiv auf den Genesungsprozess auswirken.

Frequently asked questions

Wie läuft ein therapeutisches Erstgespräch ab? Wie kann ich meine Behandlung unterstützen? Wie kann ich meine Symptome richtig einordnen? Diese und viele weitere Fragen können sich ergeben, wenn man selbst betroffen ist. Hier haben wir die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten für Sie zusammengestellt.

Many causes can lead to sexual dysfunction. These include:

  • Physical causes such as cardiovascular diseases, hormonal changes, diabetes, surgical interventions in the genital organs (for example, cervical removal/prostate removal), cancer, rheumatism or Parkinson's disease. Physical pain during sex, caused by inflammation, for example, can also lead to dysfunctions.
  • Taking medications can cause side effects that lead to sexual dysfunction. Antidepressants can reduce libido and hormone-based contraceptives reduce sexual desire.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs such as marijuana can reduce sexual desire or excitability.
  • Mental causes such as anxiety about pregnancy or stress, grief and conflict can impair sexual function.
  • Problems in a partnership can also be the cause of sexual dysfunction. Constantly arguing or paralysing routine, tabooing of sexual desires or lack of tenderness have a negative effect on lust, excitability and ability to have an orgasm. 

There is still no real explanation as to how obsessive-compulsive disorder develops. As with many mental illnesses, a genetic predisposition is one of the triggering factors. However, heredity alone is usually not enough to trigger the onset of the disorder.

Another factor could be a disease of the brain, particularly due to changes in metabolism. However, it is not clear whether these actually cause the disease or merely accompany it. However, it has been shown that they disappear after successful treatment. It is also assumed that psychological factors play a role in OCD. These include upbringing, traumatic childhood experiences, negative later life events and a personality predisposition.

From a medical standpoint, this is strongly contraindicated. Withdrawal means liberation of the body from the addictive drug. Depending on the addictive substance, withdrawal can have serious physical consequences. Withdrawal should therefore always take place under inpatient psychiatric supervision. It is easier to confront the disease outside the familiar environment which may be tightly connected to the addiction. Without supervision, the risk of failure is very high.

For people suffering from sexual dysfunction, it is particularly important to talk openly about the problem. Sexuality is still a taboo subject that is not discussed for many people. Openness can help if the dysfunction leads to problems in the partnership or if problems in the partnership are responsible for the dysfunction.

Successful treatment starts with the insight that you have an addiction disease. Even if this confession is painful and possibly shameful, it puts you in a position to act and face your disease.

Withdrawal, which broadly means the elimination of the toxic substance from the body, is followed by recovery. During mental recovery, the issue is to rebuild your life without the addictive drug. Several protective factors can support you: a positive way to deal with stress and problems, a supportive social milieu, the opportunity to shape your own life, a positive self-image, and high resilience.

Participation in self-help groups can also be beneficial. You can meet people with similar experience and feel that they understand you. You can find more on the topic self-help here.

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