Persistence of Sexual Dysfunction Side Effects after Discontinuation of Antidepressant Medications: Emerging Evidence

@article{Bahrick2008PersistenceOS,
  title={Persistence of Sexual Dysfunction Side Effects after Discontinuation of Antidepressant Medications: Emerging Evidence},
  author={Audrey S. Bahrick},
  journal={The Open Psychology Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={1},
  pages={42-50}
}
  • A. Bahrick
  • Published 5 May 2008
  • Psychology
  • The Open Psychology Journal
Post-market prevalence studies have found that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and Serotonin- Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) sexual side effects occur at dramatically higher rates than initially reported in pre-market trials. Prescribing and practice conventions rest on the untested assumption that individuals who develop sex- ual dysfunction secondary to SSRI and SNRI antidepressant medications return fully to their pre-medication sexual func- tioning baseline shortly… 

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