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Time (http://tinyurl.com/hypoactive-sexual-desire 11/17, Elton) reported that a “psychiatric condition known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), defined as a distressing lack of sexual desire, absent other medical conditions — has been notoriously difficult to pin down,” but “that doesn’t keep” pharmaceutical companies “from trying to develop a treatment, seduced by the prospect of a multibillion-dollar blockbuster.” Such efforts “have reignited a decade-long debate over the merit of the HSDD diagnosis — the most commonly diagnosed female sexual dysfunction — which some psychologists say is a made-up condition.” Nevertheless, some researchers theorize that “women with HSDD have low levels of testosterone” or at least do “not deny that there is a biological cause of low libido.”

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