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The Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Human Sexuality

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Diagnosis and management of sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressants has been the topic of a series of articles published in Primary Psychiatry since 1995. Still, even though sexual dysfunction (SD) has now been recognized as a serious side effect of antidepressant drugs, not all studies report SD. Some of the reports on efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants may still be reporting data from an era when not much attention was paid to SD, while other studies use old side effects—report- ing tools that do not list SD, or spontaneous reporting, which does not yield the best information on SD. Finally, some studies may simply try to avoid the issue of sexual dysfunction for marketing reasons.

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The Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Human Sexuality

By Richard Balon, MD

Robert Taylor Segraves, MD 

Kathleen B. Segraves, PhD

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