Female sexual dysfunction includes the different disorders: Loss of sexual desire, disorders of arousal, or inorgasmia and also painful intercourse. Loss of Libido is loss of sexual desire. Loss of libido may be due to depression or it may develop from a traumatic event (e.g. rape, sexual abuse or bereavement) in the past. Several drugs can cause disorders of desire (antipsychotics, lithium,antihypertensives, beta blockers, oral contraceptives, phenytoin sodium, etc.)
Treatment: Psychosexual therapy is essential to deal with the underlying psychologic problems.
Psychiatric consultation is needed when there is depressive symptoms.
Some medicines which may prove beneficial are: -