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Do you have a desire disorder?

By: Dr. Anita Clayton

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Relationships

Do you have a desire disorder?

By: Dr. Anita Clayton

Take this quiz to find out if you could have a desire disorder that makes you a candidate for a new medication.

This questionnaire, developed by psychiatrist and Addyi proponent Dr. Anita Clayton and her coauthors, can help you open up a conversation with your healthcare provider about hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS)

1. In the past, was your level of sexual desire or interest good and satisfying to you? _No _Yes

2. Has there been a decrease in your level of sexual desire or interest? _No _Yes

3. Are you bothered by your level of decreased sexual desire or interest? _No _Yes

4. Would you like your level of sexual desire or interest to increase? _No _Yes

5. Please check all the factors that you feel may be contributing to your current decrease in sexual desire or interest:

A. An operation, depression, injuries or other medical condition _No _Yes

B. Medication, drugs or alcohol you are currently taking _No _Yes

C. Pregnancy, recent childbirth, menopause symptom _No _Yes

D. Other sexual issues you may have (pain, decreased arousal, difficulty achieving orgasm) _No _Yes

E. Your partner's sexual problems _No _Yes

F. Dissatisfaction with your relationship or partner _No _Yes

G. Stress or fatigue _No _Yes

- If you answered NO to any of Q1, 2, 3 or 4, you don't qualify for a diagnosis of HSDD.

- If you answered YES to Q1, 2, 3 and 4, and NO to all parts of Q5, you qualify for a diagnosis of HSDD.

- If you answered YES to Q1, 2, 3 and 4, and YES to any of the factors in Q5,
your health-care provider should follow up. You may or may not qualify for a
diagnosis of HSDD.


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This story was originally part of "Bridging The Gap" in the January 2016 issue.

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