Sexual side effects of antidepressant drugs.

A. J. Gelenberg, P. Delgado, H. G. Nurnberg

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Sexual functioning often suffers during depression, although depressed people continue to value sex. Many popular antidepressants further impair sexual functioning, with highly serotonergic agents affecting orgasm and libido prominently. This paper addresses clinical assessment of sexual side effects from antidepressant drugs and reviews treatment strategies, including purported antidotes. We pay particular attention to sildenafil, on which there are impressive data and ongoing controlled studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent psychiatry reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Gelenberg, A. J., Delgado, P., & Nurnberg, H. G. (2000). Sexual side effects of antidepressant drugs. Current psychiatry reports, 2(3), 223-227.