Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 217–219 | Cite as

Should Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders in Women Be Merged?

  • Leonard R. DeRogatis
  • Anita H. Clayton
  • Raymond C. Rosen
  • Michael Sand
  • Robert E. Pyke
Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard R. DeRogatis
    • 1
  • Anita H. Clayton
    • 2
  • Raymond C. Rosen
    • 3
  • Michael Sand
    • 4
  • Robert E. Pyke
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Sexual Medicine at Sheppard PrattJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral SciencesUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.New England Research InstitutesWatertownUSA
  4. 4.Boehringer Ingelheim PharmaceuticalsRidgefieldUSA

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