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Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD): Assessment, Diagnosis & an Algorithm for Interventions

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Anita H. Clayton, MD, DLFAPA, IF
Anita H. Clayton, MD, DLFAPA, IF
David C. Wilson Professor and Chair of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Anita H. Clayton, MD is an international leader in female sexual dysfunction, having served as the president of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and on its board of directors; as vice-chair for Women’s Sexual Health for the 3rd and 4th International Consultation on Sexual Medicine; on the World Health Organization advisory committee on the ICD-11 chapter, Conditions Related to Sexual Health; and on the Scientific Program Committee for the International Society for Sexual Medicine. She has served on the board of directors for the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology, and as Program Committee Co-Chair, and as a member of numerous advisory boards for the pharmaceutical industry (treatment of depression and sexual dysfunctions). Dr. Clayton co-edited Women’s Mental Health: A Comprehensive Textbook, and authored Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy for the general public.

Learning Objectives
  • Introduce the topic of sexual function/dysfunction, identify patient preferences and utilize appropriate nomenclature for diagnosis of HSDD
  • Describe how neuroendocrine function, excitatory vs. inhibitory elements, and reward circuitry impacts sexual function and informs management of HSDD
  • Apply process of care algorithm for interventions for women with HSDD
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm


2800 E Ajo Way


Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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