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New research shows emotional impact of low sexual desire and associated distress
Date:2/18/2010

out the DSDS

The DSDS diagnostic tool consists of five Yes or No questions:

  • In the past, was your level of sexual desire/interest good and satisfying to you?
  • Has there been a decrease in your level of sexual desire/interest?
  • Are you bothered by your decreased level of sexual desire/interest?
  • Would you like your level of sexual desire/interest to increase?

In a fifth Yes or No question, women are asked to note any factors from the following list they feel may be contributing to a loss of sexual desire or interest.

  • Medications, drugs or alcohol you are currently taking
  • Pregnancy, recent childbirth, menopausal symptoms
  • Other sexual issues you may be having (pain, decreased arousal or orgasm)
  • Your partner's sexual problems
  • Dissatisfaction with your relationship or partner
  • Stress or fatigue

If a woman answers "Yes" to questions one through four, and "No" to all of the factors in question five, then she may meet the criteria for the diagnosis of generalized, acquired HSDD. However, following the completion of the DSDS, a clinical assessment and review with the clinician is required to confirm the diagnosis of generalized, acquired HSDD.


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