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Sexual desire disorders: A review of controlled treatment studies

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O'Carroll R (1991) Sexual desire disorders: A review of controlled treatment studies. Journal of Sex Research, 28 (4), pp. 607-624. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499109551628

Abstract
This paper reviews the psychological and medical literature from 1970-1989 on controlled treatment studies of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). A marked lack of scientifically adequate treatment studies was identified. Specific recommendations for future research in this area are made, including the use of operationally defined diagnostic criteria, thorough medical screening prior to study entry, use of adequate controls, appropriate group matching on prognostic variables, and use of "blind" rating of outcome by both subject and rater wherever possible. Additional research and treatment issues are discussed.

Keywords
sexual desire; hypoactive desire disorders; androgen

Journal
Journal of Sex Research: Volume 28, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date30/11/1991
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0022-4499

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Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology

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