In keeping with a 2023 examine in Springer Nature, treating PGAD typically includes a mixture of psychological approaches to assist folks handle their signs and enhance their total well-being. Nevertheless, these remedies are usually not about making the bodily sensations disappear, however moderately serving to folks cope higher. The mixed approaches embrace psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral remedy (CBT), mindfulness-based remedy, dialectical conduct remedy (DBT), and misery tolerance TIPP expertise. On the subject of psychoeducation, a technique referred to as the Worry-Avoidance Mannequin means that if folks see their signs as threatening, it might result in catastrophizing, avoidance, and hypervigilance. This, in flip, can result in extra anxiousness, disappointment, and a decrease high quality of life. The Worry-Avoidance Mannequin tries to cut back the concern and fear about PGAD, making it simpler to handle the signs and get better. In the meantime, CBT has been useful for different sexual issues; it helps folks problem damaging beliefs about PGAD and check out new methods of pondering.
Relating to mindfulness-based remedy, it’s mentioned to be useful for ladies with sexual issues, anxiousness, and disappointment by decreasing ache catastrophizing and stress ranges. In distinction, DBT is commonly used for folks with intense feelings and difficulties managing misery; it has been proven to assist with continual ache, which is commonly the case with PGAD. Lastly, misery tolerance TIPP expertise assist handle excessive arousal, which could be a huge problem with PGAD. TIPP stands for temperature (reminiscent of ice baths), intense train, paced respiration, and paired muscle rest, which can assist people calm down and chill out when feeling overwhelmed by arousal.