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ISQ\'s in PSYCHOSEXUAL MEDICINE

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1. Oxytocin has a role in social bonding.

2. Men with complete spinal cord lesions above sacral segments can still have normal erections.

3. Vasointestinal peptide is the most important n/transmitter in erection formation.

4. In normal males, testosterone levels correlate closely with sexual activity/interest.

5. MDMA heightens sexual pleasure.

6. Prenatal androgenisation does not affect formation of gender ID.

7. Gender ID is determined mostly by biological factors.

8. Children may be aware of sexual stereotypes as young as 2 years old.

9. Kellogs cornflakes were originally marketed as a remedy for carnal lust.

10. Bion invented the orgone box.

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8) 10) false william reich did

Its function was to absorb orgone (his word for life force energy) out of the atmosphere. The outer layers of the box were made of organic material (apparently wood) while the inner layers were made of metal. The organic material allegedly attracted and absorbed the orgone, while the metal conducted it, transferring it to the inside of the box, where it would then accumulate, ready to be absorbed by a human occupant.

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8. Children may be aware of sexual stereotypes as young as 2 years old.

True

'Although 2yr olds xcan identify their own sex in a photograph of themselves and are usually able to identify the sex of a stereotypically dressed man or woman in a photograph, they cannot accurately sort photographs into 'boys' and 'girls' or predict another childs toy preferences on the basis of sex'

(Hilgard' intro to psychology)

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4. In normal males, testosterone levels correlate closely with sexual activity/interest.

False

There is some correlation ( does increase desire/fantasy), but major determinant of sexual desire in men seems to be emotional factors.

(Hilgard's intro to psychology)

Hmmm must remember to use that line sometime :lol:

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6. Prenatal androgenisation does not affect formation of gender ID.

False

7. Gender ID is determined mostly by biological factors.

? True

Would appear to be mostly biological but with some sprinkling of social influences there.

Child and adolescent psychiatry (Rutter, Taylor, Hersov)

Chapter 43

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1. true

Oxytocin thought to be important in females in parturition and lactation. Possible influence bonding

(Davidson's principles and practice of Medicine)

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2. True

Reflex erection from genital stimulation

Sacral PSNS (S2-S4)

vs

Psychic erections from cerebrum

Thoracic SNS outflow

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9. Kellogs cornflakes were originally marketed as a remedy for carnal lust. TRUE

Specifically supposed to be a cure for male masturbation.

(Maybe you were supposed to rub them on or simply prefer breakfast in bed??)

:lol:

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The Answer to no. 3 is probably False.

'Acetylcholine (1, 2), nitric oxide (NO) (1, 3), and vasoactive peptides [e.g. vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and related peptides (1, 4, 5, 6, 7)] have been proposed to be major endogenous dilatory neurotransmitters contributing to the tumescent, dilated state of the CC'

http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/140/9/4342

Nowhere seems to state the relative role of these three neurotransmitters but there are certainly more articles on-line about NO. Hopefully a qu in the exam would say 'One of the most important' which would be true (I enjoy wishful thinking!).

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5. MDMA enhances sexual pleasure

true. conflicting accounts about it raising either sexual desire or sensual enjoyment, with latter more discussed. Crystal meth (big in USA rather than UK, yet) gives an intense sexual high.

interestingly, MDMA used to be given by psychotherapists to enhance introspection...

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