How is premature ejaculation (PE) classified in the DSM-5?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), classifies premature (early) ejaculation as belonging to a group of sexual dysfunction disorders that are typically characterized by a clinically significant inability to respond sexually or to experience sexual pleasure. [3]


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