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.
Wiki Number: W099
Diagnosis: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
US Patients: 10%Women
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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- The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Individuals' and Couples' Sexualityby Stefano Eleuteri on January 24, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions significantly impacted individuals' health, wellbeing, and security. Isolation, limitation of movement, social distancing, and forced cohabiting have had a strong influence on all areas of people's lives as well as on their sexuality. Investigating how the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences impacted people's sexuality was the primary aim of this review. Particularly, we focused on: (1) the variables associated with the improvement or the...
- Impact of assisted reproduction treatment on sexual function of patients diagnosed with infertilityby Ana Carolina Sater on January 23, 2022
CONCLUSION: Of the eight studies analyzed, six reached the conclusion that infertility is related to higher rates of sexual dysfunction. Seven studies also concluded that anxiety and depression are more prevalent in infertile patients. The treatment of sexual dysfunction is multidisciplinary, with the team being a general practitioner, gynecologist, psychologist and specialized nurse. If an organic disorder is detected, there may be a need to include specialists such as urology, gastroenterology...
- Secondary hypogonadism following hand, foot, and mouth disease in an adult: a case report and review of literatureby Zhaoying Chen on January 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Physicians should notice the possibility for hypogonadism in adult patients with a recent history of HFMD.
- Sexual Health and the Pandemic Crisis: Testing the Role of Psychological Vulnerability/Protective Factors on Sexual Functioning and Sexual Distress During a Critical Life Period in Portugalby Pedro Nobre on January 14, 2022
Recent findings suggest that the current COVID-19 pandemic has a potential negative impact in several areas of life, including sexual health. However, less is known about the psychological dimensions that may work as vulnerability/protective factors for the development of sexual problems in the current pandemic. The current study used a longitudinal design to examine the role played by personality trait factors (neuroticism, extraversion) as well as psychosexual factors (sexual beliefs) in...