Male sexual desire disorder

EJH Meuleman*, JJDM Van Lankveld

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    In the literature hypoactive sexual desire is the most frequently studied entity in the male sexual desire domain. In this chapter it is extensively discussed. Moreover, some facets of male hyperactive sexual desire are discussed.

    Hypoactive sexual desire is associated with multiple biological and psychological causes

    Sexual desire is easily disturbed. Uncomplicated experience of sexual desire appears to demand that all physical and psychological systems involved function optimally. The fact that decreased sexual desire is a ‘final common pathway’ of a diverse range of causes has not contributed to stimulation of scientific research into these factors.

    The number of properly controlled studies into pharmacological treatment of men with decreased sexual desire is very limited. There are no studies with control groups in the current literature on the psychological treatment of the problems men with hypoactive sexual desire suffer from. Cognitive behavioural therapy is possibly an effective approach; however, this observation has only been done in one single study in women.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClinical Uro-Andrology
    EditorsVincenzo Mirone
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9783662450185
    ISBN (Print)9783662450178, 9783662509708
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2014


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