Post-finasteride syndrome and post-SSRI sexual dysfunction: two sides of the same coin?

@article{Giatti2018PostfinasterideSA,
  title={Post-finasteride syndrome and post-SSRI sexual dysfunction: two sides of the same coin?},
  author={Silvia Giatti and Silvia Diviccaro and Giancarlo Panzica and Roberto Cosimo Melcangi},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={180-193}
}
Sexual dysfunction is a clinical condition due to different causes including the iatrogenic origin. For instance, it is well known that sexual dysfunction may occur in patients treated with antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). A similar side effect has been also reported during treatment with finasteride, an inhibitor of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, for androgenetic alopecia. Interestingly, sexual dysfunction persists in both cases after drug discontinuation… 

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