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Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Male hypoactive sexual desire disorder (MHSDD) is defined by a low desire for sex and an absence of sexual thoughts or fantasies, resulting in distress or interpersonal difficulty, and the problem is not a result of medical illness, another psychological disorder, or effects of drug use. A male diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder can still function sexually. This entry discusses the current definition of MHSDD as established by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). The purpose of this entry is to give an overview of the symptoms, risk factors, causes, and treatment for MHSDD, highlighting the intrapersonal and interpersonal complexity of sexual desire. The entry concludes with a discussion of ways that counselors can be instrumental in helping individuals ...

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