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by Dr Ursula
Last updated: January 2017
In the first
module, Antidepressants and psychosexual
dysfunction: Part 1 – diagnosis, we looked at
the diagnosis of sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressant
When antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction
has been established and recognised as an important aspect of a
patient’s well-being, failure to treat may lead to non-compliance
and loss of faith in the psychiatrist.
Nonetheless, psychiatrists may simply
find themselves out of their depth or be reluctant to change proven
treatment regimes for the sake of a side effect. They may also
be under time constraints or doubtful
about straining further already stretched budgets. However, a
systematic, well thought-through approach to treatment may be
The aim of this module is to familiarise all
clinicians who prescribe antidepressants with a systematic approach
towards the treatment of sexual dysfunction associated with
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