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Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder

Because of disparate biological underpinnings and treatment approaches, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), divided sexual dysfunction into gender-specific categories. Although the diagnosis hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) continues for male-related desire problems, female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD) replaced HSDD and female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) from the previous edition, DSM-IV-TR (fourth edition, text revision). Specific to women, FSIAD is defined as experiencing a significant decrease or deficit of sexual interest or arousal that creates personal distress and decreased relationship satisfaction, for at least 6 months, in at least three of the following contexts: (1) sexual behavior, (2) erotic thoughts and/or fantasies, (3) internal or external cues, (4) initiation and/or receptivity to sexual interaction with others, (5) reduced or ...

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