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Throughout the ages, love has been defined as a motivated and goal-directed mechanism with explicit and implicit mechanisms. Recent evidence demonstrated that the explicit representation of love recruits subcorticocortical pathways mediating reward, emotion, and motivation systems. However, the neural basis of the implicit (unconscious) representation of(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied maternal health 18 years postpartum in women having sustained an anal sphincter tear and controls. STUDY DESIGN We assessed symptoms with the short form of the urogenital distress inventory, the female sexual function index, and physical and mental health with the Short Form-12 summary scales. RESULTS Women with a sphincter tear had(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurophysiologic findings indicate an inhibition of dopaminergic neurotransmission by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This article highlights the relationships between changes in dopaminergic neurotrans-mission induced by SSRIs and the occurrence of certain side effects such as hyperprolactinemia, extrapyramidal symptoms, sexual(More)
Current multidimensional models of women's sexual function acknowledge the implicit impact of psychosocial factors on women's sexual function. Interaction between human sexual function and intensity of love has been also assumed, even if love is not an absolute condition. Yet, whereas great insights have been made in understanding the central mechanisms of(More)
The ability to direct motivational feelings towards another person, and develop an intimate partner-relationship is important for social interaction, notably for sexual desire (SD). The recent discovery of a brain network for SD recruiting higher-order cognitive brain areas (angular gyrus), in addition to emotional limbic brain regions, suggests that SD is(More)
This is the first report of a patient who experienced a recurrence of PTSD repeatedly after 2 attempts to initiate antiretrovirals including efavirenz for HIV infection. After recurrence of PTSD, the patient showed an important decrease in viral load and a higher CD4 level despite a bad compliance to antiretrovirals.
INTRODUCTION Although there is an abundant debate regarding the mechanisms sustaining one of the most common sexual complaints among women, i.e., female hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), little remains known about the specific neural bases of this disorder. AIM The main goal of this study was to determine whether women with HSDD showed(More)
The way women experience orgasm is of interest to scientists, clinicians, and laypeople. Whereas the origin and the function of a woman's orgasm remains controversial, the current models of sexual function acknowledge a combined role of central (spinal and cerebral) and peripheral processes during orgasm experience. At the central level, although it is(More)
This study is part of a larger prospective research program focusing on termination of pregnancy (TOP). One hundred and three women requesting TOP were interviewed before the intervention and 6 months later using open and closed questions and psychological tests. This paper focuses on contraceptive practices before and after abortion. The analysis took into(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of termination of pregnancy (TOP) on women's sexuality. DESIGN Prospective qualitative and quantitative study. SUBJECTS 103 women undergoing induced abortion by vacuum aspiration, interviewed 1-3 weeks before surgery and 6 months later. RESULTS After TOP, patients described symptoms of fatigue (39%), feelings of(More)