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Keywords:

  • Psychotherapy;
  • Libido;
  • Female Desire;
  • Testosterone

ABSTRACT

Introduction.  Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a common clinical problem that may bother women.

Aim.  To provide a clear clinical pathway for the assessment and management of women presenting with symptoms of loss of sexual interest and desire (HSDD).

Main Outcome Measures.  Patient self-report of sexual satisfaction and quality of life.

Methods.  A multidisciplinary team of experts reviewed a clinical case summary. The contribution of physical, pharmacological, psychological, and psychiatric as well as interrelational factors as potential contributors to the condition are described.

Results.  A multifactorial assessment with a combination of psychosocial, physical, and hormonal interventions may be a useful model in offering treatment pathways for symptoms of HSDD. A favorable outcome was reported.

Conclusion.  Multidisciplinary teamworking that allows a thorough assessment and package of interventions is often necessary to support women with HSDD. Wylie K, Daines B, Jannini EA, Hallam-Jones R, Boul L, Wilson L, Athanasiadis L, Brewster M, and Kristensen E. Loss of sexual desire in the postmenopausal woman. J Sex Med 2007;4:395–405.