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FDA Approves First Treatment for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi (flibanserin) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. The medication is the first FDA-approved treatment for sexual desire disorders in men or women.“The problems associated with low sexual desire are commonly seen in psychiatric practice and may be comorbid with many psychiatric disorders, especially anxiety and mood disorders,” said Robert Segraves, Ph.D., M.S., a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for DSM-5....

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 19 August, 2015

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