Sexual dysfunction among patients treated with antidepressants - A Hungarian retrospective study

P. Osváth, S. Fekete, V. Vörös, J. Vitrai

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The authors have investigated the incidence and several aspects of sexual problems in Hungarian outpatients (N = 637) treated by antidepressive medication. In this multicentre epidemiological survey the sexual dysfunctions (SD) was assessed by psychiatrists using structured interviews. Seventy-eight of the sample has sexual problems, more than half of them mentioned SD after starting antidepressive medication. Comparing various groups of antidepressants, patients taking a RIMA compound reported the occurrence of SD not so often as in TCA or SSRI groups, where the rate of SD was very high. Authors pointed out that physicians have to pay special attention to this problem in everyday clinical practice, since the recognition and treatment of sexual dysfunction is critical for the patient's satisfaction, medication compliance and the quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-414
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003



  • Antidepressants
  • Depression
  • Epidemiology
  • Sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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