Author(s):Dr Ursula Werneke
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 regimens for the sake of an adverse 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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