Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder


Some evidence suggests that relationship issues and/or sexual trauma in childhood may play a role in the development of this disorder. Life stressors or other interpersonal difficulties.


Deficient or absent sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity. This judgment must be made by a clinician taking into account the individual’s age and life circumstances. The lack of desire must result in significant distress for the individual and is not better accounted for by another disorder or physical diagnosis.


Typical treatment would involve discovering and resolving underlying conflict or life difficulties.


The course of this disorder can be consistent or periodic, and can therefore resurface after a period of remission if relationship or life stressors re-emerges.