Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction (see also sexual function) refers to a difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity, including desire, arousal or orgasm. A thorough sexual history and assessment of general health and other sexual problems (if any) are very important. Assessing (performance) anxiety, guilt, stress and worry are integral to the optimal management of sexual dysfunction. When a sexual problem is managed inappropriately or sub-optimally, it is very likely that the condition will subside immediately but re-emerge after a while. When this cycle continues, it strongly reinforces failure which may eventually cause one to not want to seek further treatment and experience symptoms all their life. It is important to get a thorough assessment from professionals and therapists who are qualified to manage sexual problems. Internet-based information is good for gaining knowledge about sexual functioning and sexual problems but not for self-diagnosis and/or self-management.

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Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction - Prevalence - Study Data
... While sexual dysfunction can be common while taking SSRIs, the problem of persistent dysfunction after discontinuation does not appear to be as frequent, or at least not as well-kn ... suggests that such persistence in sexual dysfunction may in fact be more common ... Onset of sexual problems often occurs during, and sometimes after, extended SSRI use but there have been reports of rapid onset as well ...
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor - Adverse Effects - Sexual Dysfunction
... SSRIs can cause various types of sexual dysfunction such as anorgasmia, erectile dysfunction, and diminished libido ... Initial studies found sexual side effects not significantly different from placebo, but since these studies relied on unprompted reporting, the frequency was probably underestimated ... In more recent studies, doctors have specifically asked about sexual difficulties, and found that they are present in between 17% and 41% of patients, although the lack of placebo control in these ...
Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction
... Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) is a name given to a reported iatrogenic sexual dysfunction caused by the previous use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants ...
Sexual Dissatisfaction - Causes - General
... There are many factors which may result in a person experiencing a sexual dysfunction ... include interpersonal or psychological problems, which can be the result of depression, sexual fears or guilt, past sexual trauma, sexual disorders, among ... Sexual dysfunction is especially common among people who have anxiety disorders ...
Sexual Dysfunction - Clinical Studies
... In modern times, the genuine clinical study of sexual problems is usually dated back no further than 1970 when Masters and Johnson's Human Sexual Inadequacy was published ... The work grew from Masters and Johnson's earlier Human Sexual Response (1966) ... Prior to Masters and Johnson the clinical approach to sexual problems was largely derived from the thinking of Freud ...