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Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

  1. Persistently or recurrently deficient (or absent) sexual/erotic thoughts or fantasies and desire for sexual activity. The judgment of deficiency is made by the clinician, taking into account factors that affect sexual functioning, such as age and general and sociocultural contexts of the individual’s life.
  2. The symptoms in Criterion A have persisted for minimum duration of approximately 6 months.
  3. The symptoms in Criterion A cause clinically significant distress in the individual.
  4. The sexual dysfunction is not better explained by a nonsexual mental disorder or as a consequence of severe relationship distress or significant stressors and is not attributable to these effects of a substance/ medication or another medical condition.

 

Specify whether:

Lifelong:  The disturbance has been present since the individual became sexually active.

Acquired:  The disturbance began after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

 

Specify whether:

Generalized:  Not limited to certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners. 

Situational: Only occurs with certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.

 

Specify current severity:

Mild:   Evidence of mild distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Moderate:  Evidence of moderate distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Severe:  Evidence of severe or extreme distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.