The Role of Atypical Antipsychotics in Sexuality: Road to Recovery in Schizophrenia.

  title={The Role of Atypical Antipsychotics in Sexuality: Road to Recovery in Schizophrenia.},
  author={Raja Lope Adam and Hatta Sidi and Marhani Midin and Hazli Zakaria and Srijit Das and Khairi Che Mat},
  journal={Current drug targets},
  volume={19 12},
Sexuality is an important dimension in human beings as a form of expression of individuality. For many decades, sexual functioning has been a neglected area among patients suffering from schizophrenia. It was a presumption that patients with schizophrenia could be asexual and this could be secondary to overwhelming situations of delusion, hallucination, hostility and negative symptoms among others. The deficient in sexual functioning are due to innate factors, i.e. negative symptoms (apathy… 

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  • 2021
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