[Impact of neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia on sexual dysfunction in male schizophrenic patients].

@article{Konarzewska2008ImpactON,
  title={[Impact of neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia on sexual dysfunction in male schizophrenic patients].},
  author={Beata Konarzewska and Agata Szulc and Regina Popławska and Beata Galińska and Dariusz Juchnowicz},
  journal={Psychiatria polska},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
Human sexual function is complex and effected in many different ways by schizophrenia and the antipsychotic drugs used in its treatment. Although not extensively researched, sexual dysfunction seems to be frequent in patients with schizophrenia, especially in men. They appear, in significant part, to be a direct consequence of dopamine antagonism, combined with indirect effects due to increased serum prolactin (PRL) concentration. All of the typical antipsychotics and risperidone can cause… CONTINUE READING

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