Treatment of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Antidepressive Agents; Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors; Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological; therapy
Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect seen in patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Spontaneous resolution may occur in some patients, but modifications to therapy can be employed to eliminate undesirable side effects. These include reducing drug dosages, altering timing of drug dosages, taking drug holidays, adding an adjunctive drug, and switching to alternative antidepressants.
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Citation: Hosp Pract (Minneap). 1999 Jan 15;34(1):89-91, 95-6.
Moore, Brian E. and Rothschild, Anthony J., "Treatment of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction" (1999). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 49.