Sex and Antidepressant Use For Women
Depression can contribute to sexual dysfunction and thus separating the causes of depression can be very difficult. Desire is an innately human experience and not necessarily linked to a time of a woman’s life or whether she has a partner. Of women reporting their sexual complaints desire is usually sited as their most common and their most distressing problem. Libido problems are often linked with problems of arousal orgasm or both. Specifically it is genital sensation that seems to be decreased which leads to the problem of sexual dysfunction. Depression is more likely to affect desire and arousal than orgasm, and if that is what you begin to experience it is more likely it is due to the medication you are on than other disorders. And of individuals reporting low desire they report extreme dissatisfaction with their sexuality. Since sexual health is a part of healing and fitness, it is an often over looked fact that treatment of depression is more likely to be successful if sexual health is preserved or reversed while depression is treated.