HSDD: Overview

Content Written By: Irwin Goldstein, MD

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder is the persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies (dreams, fantasy persons, celebrities), sexual thoughts, desire for sexual activity or receptivity to sexual activity that causes either marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and cannot be explained by other factors such as psychiatric illness, medical illness or medications.

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder may be lifelong or primary and present since the onset of sexual functioning. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder may also be acquired or secondary and develops after period of functioning without the dysfunction. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder may be generalized and not limited to certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder may also be situational and limited to certain types of stimulation, situations or partners.

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