Intended or Unintended Consequences? The Likely Implications of Raising the Bar for Sexual Dysfunction Diagnosis in the Proposed DSM-V Revisions: 2. For Women with Loss of Subjective Sexual Arousal
The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 08/02/2012
Clayton AH et al. – Despite evidence presented that women with female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) have clinically disordered sexual function, the data also suggest that the majority of these women with FSAD would meet none of the six proposed “A” criteria for Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder, raising new validity and utility concerns for the proposed diagnostic classification. Suggestions are made to modify the proposed new criteria so as to include such distressed women.