In DSM-III, this category is called Atypical Psychosexual Dysfunction

This category is for Psychosexual Dysfunctions that cannot be classified as a specific Psychosexual Dysfunction. An example would be no erotic sensations or even complete anesthesia despite normal physiological components of sexual excitement and orgasm. Another example would be a female analogue of Premature Ejaculation.


In DSM-IV, this category is called Sexual Dysfunction Not Otherwise Specified

This category includes sexual dysfunctions that do not meet criteria for any specific Sexual Dysfunction. Examples include

  1. No (or substantially diminished) subjective erotic feelings despite otherwise-normal arousal and orgasm
  2. Situations in which the clinician has concluded that a sexual dysfunction is present but is unable to determine whether it is primary, due to a general medical condition, or substance induced


This category applies to presentation in which symptoms characteristic of a sexual dysfunction that cause clinically significant distress in the individual predominate but do not meet the full criteria for any of the disorders in the sexual dysfunctions diagnostic class. The unspecified sexual dysfunction category is used in situations in which the clinician chooses not to specify the reason that the criteria are not met for a specific sexual dysfunction, and includes presentations for which there is insufficient information to make a more specific diagnosis.

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