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Hypoactive sexual desire disorder, treatment?

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder, treatment?

Assessment first: Prior to treatment, you would best served to have a medical physical and a psychological assessment to understand the cause of your hysterically. Could be bipolar disorder, past trauma, or something else. Treatment depends on which cause. Take care ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


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What is hypoactive sexual desire disorder?

Causes distress: Hypoactive means under active, so hypoactive sexual desire means under active sexual desire. But you decide how much is enough. What's enough for you may not be enough for someone else & vice versa. More importantly, there cannot be any disorder unless the under activity causes you distress. If you're satisfied w/your level of desire, then you're fine (although your partner might not agree). ...Read more

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I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

Sexual assault help: That is totally an understandable response, and goes along with the fact that you had a bad trauma. That kind of trauma will result in you avoiding sexual relations, and possibly people as well. The best way to handle this anxiety and repair the damage is to consult with a mental health professional who can help you get through the trauma, and teach you skills to manage anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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What's exploitation of female sexual desire?

What's exploitation of female sexual desire?

Unclear question: Women have sexual desire just like men. Could you please explain what you mean by exploitation? ...Read more

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Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

In some instance: Only if you let the tramatic exprerience turn into a way to get attention or for gains, this is a negative and destructive personality issue. That i would suggest seeking help to modify the bahavor. ...Read more

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What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more

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Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more

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Does sexual abstinence improve sexual performance?

Does sexual abstinence improve sexual performance?

Sex and abstinence: I have a problem with the word "performance." abstainence can increase libido. ...Read more

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How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU, including sexual and emotional abuse. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part. ...Read more

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How would childhood sexual abuse cause psychosis?

How would childhood sexual abuse cause psychosis?

Depends on the abuse: I have worked w/ 1000's of individuals who were abused as children. The range of outcomes is very diverse, depending on the type of abuse, the number of abusers, the severity of abuse (painfulness, intrusiveness, whether done under threats), innate resourcefulness of the victim, social support network, etc. Some children were so overwhelmed by the abuse they developed multiple personality dx. ...Read more

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How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

Greatly: Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate. That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death. ...Read more

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How does sexual harassment affect someone's mental health?

Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment can have a significant effect on an individual's mental health. It depends upon the person, the situation, the individual's upbringing and personal belief system. There is no "standard" of effect. There are too many variables to consider. You don't say why you are asking so it's even more difficult to give you an answer. It would be helpful to know your interest. ...Read more

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Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

What is question?: You are free to go ahead and ask any question you would like, and not be judged. If you are desperate would be happy to try and help. ...Read more

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Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more

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Are sexual fetishes a mental problem?

Too Broad: I am sorry, but this question is so broad and undefined that there is no way to answer it honestly. Perhaps you can ask about the fetish you are most interested in. ...Read more

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Help! anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Help! anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Get help: This can be a very serious problem with severe medical consequences. You should seek help from a psychiatrist and/or therapist with experience treating eating disorders. I would also suggest seeing a dietician. ...Read more

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Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Not specifically: If any activity prevents someone from having balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise it might interfere with growth.The occasional episode of sex will not stunt your growth.However, there are several other problems associated with the practice that may have long lasting negative effects on a teen. ...Read more

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How to increased sexual desire in men?

Waning Libido: Hi this is actually a very good and frequent question i get in my practice. I have found that as we age our libidos come and go, and at times there seems to be no sane explanation. But, libido is a higher functioning need, not as important as food or sleep. So, anything getting in the way such as stress, fatigue, depression or a number of other medical conditions can be blamed. ...Read more

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How do menopausal women experience sexual pleasure?

How do menopausal women experience sexual pleasure?

The usual way: There are no limits to sexual pleasure even after menopause. There are a few physiological changes which can be a problem, particularly dryness which can be compensated with solutions commercially available. You may need to increase your allure with lingerie, perfumes, special treats and times and sometimes more exotic activities (and locations). You can do it! ...Read more

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Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?

Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?

No: I'm not aware of any problems, unless you are too agressive and injury your penis. There is a refractory period after orgasm such that you may not be able to perform for some hours afterward. This refractory period gets longer with age, but masturbation help keep the system functioning. ...Read more

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