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Sexual dysfunction

David S Baldwin, Andrew G Mayers and Anna Lambert

in Adverse Syndromes and Psychiatric Drugs

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780198527480
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191769788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198527480.003.0007
Sexual dysfunction

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Chapter 7 discusses how many psychotropic drugs can cause sexual dysfunction, including antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. Research into this area is complicated by confounding factors including individual variation in what constitutes normal sexual functioning, age, the impact of the underlying psychiatric illness and the presence of comorbid conditions like physical health problems and alcohol and substance misuse. Nevertheless, existing research indicates that drug-related sexual dysfunction is common but that its prevalence and impact on patients is often underestimated by clinical staff.

Chapter.  7400 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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