Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), now known as female sexual interest/arousal disorder, is a sexual dysfunction that causes a lowered sex drive in women. Many women will pass off the symptoms of HSDD as the inevitable effects of aging or changes in their body.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W099
Diagnosis: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
US Patients: 10%Women
World Patients:
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Brain Area: in men, higher serotonin than testosterone, unbalanced;in women, mood disorders, low prolactin, relationship problems
Symptoms: lack of desire for sex or lack of sexual fantasies; if neither of a couple is distressed, this is not a problem.
Causes: in men, low testosterone or high prolactin(precursor to testosterone); no known basis for lifetime lack of interest in sex
Medications: for women: bremelnotide before menopause and flibanserin after menopause.
Therapies: Understanding the culture, some cultures emphasize sexual restraint; others, sexual expression.


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