Antidepressants and psychosexual dysfunction: Part 2 – treatment

by Dr Ursula Werneke

 

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 treatment.

 

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 surprisingly resource-efficient.

 

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 antidepressant treatment.

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Antidepressants and psychosexual dysfunction: Part 1 diagnosis by Dr Ursula Werneke

 

Complementary and alternative medicine in psychiatry by Ursula Werneke

 

Managing the adverse effects of clozapine by Dr James MacCabe and Dr Jennifer Brook

 

Pharmacological treatment of resistant depression – an overview by Professor Philip J. Cowen

 

Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry (book from RCPsych Publications)

 

 

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