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Diagnostic criteria for 302.73 Female Orgasmic Disorder

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria (Paragraphs)
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase. Women exhibit wide variability in the type or intensity of stimulation that triggers orgasm. The diagnosis of Female Orgasmic Disorder should be based on the clinician's judgment that the woman's orgasmic capacity is less than would be reasonable for her age, sexual experience, and the adequacy of sexual stimulation she receives. 

B. The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. 

C. The orgasmic dysfunction is not better accounted for by another Axis Idisorder (except another Sexual Dysfunction) and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 

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Lifelong Type  
Acquired Type 

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Generalized Type  
Situational Type 

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Due to Psychological Factors  
Due to Combined Factors

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase. Women exhibit wide variability in the type or intensity of stimulation that triggers orgasm. The diagnosis of Female Orgasmic Disorder should be based on the clinician's judgment that the woman's orgasmic capacity is less than would be reasonable for her age, sexual experience, and the adequacy of sexual stimulation she receives. 

B. The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. 

C. The orgasmic dysfunction is not better accounted for by another Axis Idisorder (except another Sexual Dysfunction) and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 

Specify type: 

Lifelong Type  
Acquired Type 

Specify type: 

Generalized Type  
Situational Type 

Specify

Due to Psychological Factors  
Due to Combined Factors

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association