Dr. Parish describes hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
HSDD stands for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. So, that’s a condition where a woman meets the criteria for low desire disorder and has personal distress regarding the desire disorder.
So she has a decrease in frequency, a lack of initiation, low sexual interest and it becomes, and that’s the dysfunction. It becomes a disorder when she is distressed about it and causes interpersonal or between her and her partner or interpersonal distress.
So there may be a discrepancy in desire between her and her partner or maybe within herself a change and she recognizes this and has distress over it and wants to remedy it.
About Dr. Sharon Parish, M.D.:
Dr. Sharon Parish, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York. She is also the Director of Psychosocial Training at Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Parish has developed an array of curricula addressing fundamental areas in psychosocial medicine, such as interviewing and empathy skills, psychiatric diagnosis and management, and patient education and compliance, as well as specialized areas such as motivational interviewing, substance abuse disorders, and women’s mental health.