Friday, December 19, 2008

Antidepressants May Damage More Sex Lives Than ThoughtS

Antidepressants have long been known to have negative sexual side effects, but new research shows that they are far more common than previously thought and may continue after the patient goes off the drug.
Sexual "numbness." Lack of libido. Arousal that stalls.

Such sexual symptoms have long been known side effects of the popular Prozac class of antidepressants, but a growing body of research suggests that they are far more common than previously thought, perhaps affecting half or more of patients.

And a handful of recent medical and psychological journal articles document a small number of cases in which sexual problems remain even after a patient goes off the drugs. Read more

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