Contributing Factors of HSDD in Men

Common Risk Factors in Men with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder:

1.   Individual Factors:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Poor body image/self-esteem
  • Low energy
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Anger
  • Feelings of rejection
  • Feelings of abandonment
  • Career overload
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional trauma
  • Negative cognitive distortions
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Sexual orientation conflicts

2.   The Families of Origin (Intergenerational):

  • Individual/Religious values and beliefs towards sex and/or sexual intimacy
  • Cultural attitudes towards sex and/or sexual intimacy
  • Family-of-origin difficulties

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)3.   The Couple's Relationship:

  • Relationship issues/marital distress
  • Current sexual context/script
  • Intimacy difficulties
  • Madonna/prostitute syndrome
  • Infidelity
  • Criticism from the partner
  • Chronic/severe illness in partner
  • Partner's sexual difficulty

4.   Medical Factors:

  • Normative physiological changes
  • Other associated sexual dysfunctions, such as:
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Premature Ejaculation
  • Paraphillia's/Sexual Addiction
  • Medical conditions, such as:
    • Hormone deficiencies
    • Andropause/hypogonadism
    • Cardiovascular
    • Cancers
    • Epilepsy
    • Diabetes
  • Psychiatric Disorders, such as:
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
    • Anxiety Disorder
  • Medications, such as:
    • Antipsychotics
    • Antidepressants
    • Cardiovascular drugs
    • Recreational drugs

 

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