Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

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Study of sexual side effects in patients undergoing treatment with anti-depressants

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Manpreet Singh, Gaurav Verma, Alexander Martin

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Background: Sexual side effects with psychotropic medications can cause major distress. Antidepressants are known to cause sexual side effects. Aim: To study the sexual side effects in patients undergoing treatment with anti-depressants. Materials and Methods: Sixty patients of both genders undergoing treatment with antidepressants and having sexual complaints due to medicines were evaluated. A semi structured questionnaire was used to record demographic details. Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX) was used to assess sexual dysfunction. Results: In our study majority patients were males 42 (70%) and diagnosed as having major depressive disorder 51 (85%). SSRIs were main agent responsible for the same 46 (76.7%). Conclusions: Majority patients reported sexual side effects with antidepressants which can affect their subjective quality of life. Hence, patients should be assessed properly for sexual issues and treated accordingly.  

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Sexual disorder, Side effect, Major depressive disorder, Antidepressants

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