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Interface of Female Sexual Dysfunction, Women’s Mental Health, and Psychiatry

Keywords : Female sexual dysfunction, Psychiatric disorders, Women’s mental health

Citation Information : Interface of Female Sexual Dysfunction, Women’s Mental Health, and Psychiatry. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2019; 13 (1):7-10.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0028

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Literature highlights that globally, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is highly prevalent and has relevant interface with psychiatric disorders and women’s mental health. It is described to have complex biopsychosocial etiopathogenesis. Psychiatric disorders such as mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders in women are described to have high comorbidity with FSD. Certain medical conditions have also been linked to FSD. Neurobiological and genetic studies have highlighted novel mechanisms for FSD. The clinical assessment of FSD needs detailed evaluation and special diagnostic and interview techniques. Management of FSD poses unique challenges with currently limited evidence base for psychopharmacological and psychotherapy management.

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