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Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

AMATO, PAULA MD*; BUSTER, JOHN E. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 4 - pp 666-674
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181bf48c9
Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder is a loss of thoughts and fantasies about sexual matters. Commonly encountered by gynecologists, this is a complaint frequently heard from older women. Causes, diagnosis, and treatment are presented.

*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants' Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Correspondence: John E. Buster, MD, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants' Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI. E-mail: jbuster@wihri.org

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.