Understanding and Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)

November 05, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Embassy Suites Hotel
3775 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Registration 6:00 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Speaker Presentation 7:00 pm -9:00pm
Embassy Suites Beachwood, OH
2 CEUs

Presentation:  “Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in Women”

Speaker: Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD

Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor in the Departments of  Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and psychological aspects of infertility. 

Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and the psychological aspects of infertility and menopause. She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials for treatments for female sexual disorders and consults for many pharmaceutical companies that are developing investigational drug treatments for sexual problems.  She is an Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews and sits on the editorial boards of the journal Menopause and Climacteric. 

Dr. Kingsberg is President of The North American Menopause Society, and is a past president of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. 

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) has been a recognized condition for over four decades and is associated with significant distress in affected women. HSDD (per DSM IV-TR) is the persistent or recurrent deficiency (or absence) of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty not due to a medical or psychiatric condition or the use of a substance or medication.

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) often has a negative impact on both the health and the quality of life of women1; however, most women are reluctant to discuss this issue with their healthcare professionals (HCPs). Women’s healthcare professionals, particularly mental health providers, have the responsibility to address this subject with their patient. However, limited education and misunderstanding about HSDD persist, leaving few HCPS feeling competent to assess and treat this condition. The purpose of this talk is to improve understanding of HSDD including symptoms, etiology, burden, diagnosis and treatment.

2.0 MCE credits will be provided from the OPA-MCE. The Cleveland Psychological Association, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Inc., #06P0-341377843, maintains responsibility for the program. 


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Reservations: Members and non-members may register and pay online by clicking on the button below by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Emergency cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Members who do not cancel and do not attend will be charged the guest fee and may not attend the next event until the fee has been paid.

Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $35.00 Cash and Check accepted at the door.


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