About FSIAD

Studies have shown that a large percentage of adult women worldwide suffer from sexual complaints, with low desire consistently reported as the most common (Laumann et al. 1999, Laumann et al. 2005, Shifren et al. 2008, McCabe et al. 2015, Zheng et al. 2016). As a result, many women are dissatisfied with their sex lives, which often affects their social and emotional wellbeing.

This has been classified as a clinical condition, referred to as Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (FSIAD) in the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5.

FSIAD is defined as a persistent lack or absence of sexual interest or arousal.

This condition was previously categorized as two separate conditions: hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD). The neurobiological mechanisms of FSIAD can vary, so within this newly defined condition there are still subgroups with distinctive causes and symptoms.

But all women suffering from this condition experience distress.

If you think you may have FSIAD, speak with your physician or mental health care provider about completing a diagnostic questionnaire.

FSIAD is outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as the following:

A. Absence or significantly reduced sexual interest/arousal for at least 6 months (with at least 3 of the following symptoms):

  1. Absent/reduced interest in sexual activity
  2. Absent/reduced sexual/erotic thoughts or fantasies
  3. No/reduced initiation of sexual activity; unresponsive to partner’s attempt to initiate sexual activity
  4. Absent/reduced sexual excitement/pleasure during sexual activity in at least 75% of encounters
  5. Absent/reduced sexual interest/arousal in response to any internal or external cues (e.g. written, verbal, visual)
  6. Absent/reduced genital or non-genital sensations during sexual activity in at least 75% of sexual encounters

B. The problem causes clinically significant distress

C. The sexual dysfunction is not better explained by:

  1. Non-sexual mental disorder
  2. Severe relationship distress (e.g. partner violence) or other stressors
  3. Effects of a substance/medication or another medical condition

contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have fsiad

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B.V. Kraanspoor 50 | 1033 SE Amsterdam | The Netherlands

info@freyapharmasolutions.com

© Freya Pharma Solutions.
All rights reserved.