Persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on, or shortly after penetration and before the person wishes it. The clinician must take into account factors that affect duration of the excitement phase, such as age, novelty of the sexual partner or situation, and recent frequency of sexual activity.
The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.
The premature ejaculation is not due exclusively to the direct effects of a substance (e.g., withdrawal from opioids).
Psych Central. (2014). Premature (Early) Ejaculation Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/premature-ejaculation-symptoms/
Symptom criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Apr 2014
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