Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms in Female Drug Users: Standardized vs. Unstandardized Methods.

CONCLUSION: The use of standardized and nonstandardized instruments to assess sexual dysfunction symptoms is an essential resource for the provision of good-quality care to this clientele. PMID: 26894525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research

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This article presents a review of researches concerning healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their contribute in the development of sexual quality of life in a gender-dependent manner.Among the unhealthy lifestyle, obesity contributes mostly to the development of sexual dysfunctions, due to its negative impact on cardiovascular and metabolic function. Tobacco smoking, alcohol - substance abuse and chronic stress lead to the development of sexual dysfunction in a med-long term.In order to guarantee a satisfying sexual quality of life, sexual health specialists have the responsibility to guide the patient through the adoptio...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Authors: Clayton AH, Brown L, Kim NN Abstract Introduction: Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the most prevalent sexual dysfunction in women, previously managed with off-label therapies. Indicated for premenopausal women, flibanserin is the first FDA-approved medication to treat HSDD.Areas covered: This review summarizes flibanserin's pharmacokinetics, proposed mechanism of action, and safety data in clinical trials with a focus on sedation- and hypotension-related adverse events, and drug interactions with alcohol and antidepressants. Sources included peer-reviewed publications and internal data from the...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
 Psychiatric medications are the religion and politics of the mental health advocacy world — don’t bring them up unless you want a fight to break out. Luckily, here at Not Crazy, we don’t shy away from confrontation.  In this episode, we cover the good, the bad, and the ugly surrounding medications. Like whether or not you should take them. We tackle side effects like feeling numb and sexual dysfunction and share our personal histories with medication therapy. Listen now! (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning wri...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Research Sexuality Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs
Women who feel distressed by a lack of sexual desire may have some help on the way. Recently the FDA approved bremelanotide (Vyleesi), a new medication for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is a term coined to describe low sexual desire without a clear cause. So, women who might like to try this new drug need to know that it is not intended to help in situations where desire diminishes due to a medical or psychiatric illness interpersonal or relationship problems side effects from another treatment or medication. What does research tell us? The physiology of sexual arousal and d...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Relationships Sex Women's Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractMultiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) —a rare metabolic condition characterized by diffuse, nonencapsulated, painless fat deposits—remains a challenging condition to treat. In addition, the clinical manifestation of MSL in women has not been fully understood due to the male-dominated prevalence of the disease. Here, we report a rare case of MSL with vulvar involvement and provide a review of the literature to increase the understanding of both the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. A 46-year-old Japanese woman, who had a history of chronic alcohol consumption for over 20 years, presented with b...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Richardson JD, Ketcheson F, King L, Forchuk CA, Hunt R, St Cyr K, Nazarov A, Shnaider P, McIntyre-Smith A, Elhai JD Abstract INTRODUCTION: There is mixed evidence regarding how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters are associated with sexual dysfunction (SD), and most studies to date have failed to account for potentially confounding variables. Our study sought to explore the unique contribution of PTSD symptom clusters on (a) lack of sexual desire or pleasure, and (b) pain or problems during sexual intercourse, after adjusting for comorbidities and medication usage. MATERIALS AND METHO...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Fridayapproved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat premenopausal women for acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD (classified as female sexual interest/arousal disorder inDSM-5) is characterized by low sexual desire that causes distress and cannot be explained by a comorbid physical or psychiatric illness, the side effects of substance use or medications, or severe relationship problems. Acquired HSDD means a woman has previously experienced sexual desire (it has not been a lifelong problem).“There are women who, for no known reason, have reduced se...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: blood pressure female sexual interest/arousal disorder hypoactive sexual desire disorder naltrexone premenopausal women sexual dysfunction Vyleesi Source Type: research
Conclusion In conclusion, aqueous extracts of C. ferruginea leaves showed antimicrobial activity due to the presence of hydroquinone and caffeic acid methyl ester. This supports its traditional use for infections and confirmed that the active molecules are water-soluble. Author Contributions KK, SP, LVP, and WL conceived and designed the experiments. SP, KK, M-RY, and J-GL performed the experiments. SP, LVP, WL, M-RY, J-GL, and Z-HJ analyzed the data. WL and Z-HJ contributed reagents, materials, and analysis tools. KK, SP, WL, M-RY, Z-HJ, and LVP contributed to the writing of the manuscript. All authors contributed to m...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Fournier's gangrene is a rare disease with a significant mortality rate. The potentially fatal disease stems from both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and primarily occurs in men. The majority of Fournier's gangrene cases are idiopathic or derived from perineal and genital skin infections. Comorbid risk factors include diabetes mellitus, alcohol misuse, and immunosuppression (Benjelloun et al., 2013). The infection initially presents as a cellulitis in the perineum or perianal area. As Fournier's gangrene progresses, the infected tissue becomes swollen, significantly painful, and necrotic. The progression of infection can l...
Source: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: DERMATOLOGY DILEMMAS Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite an inconspicuous anamnesis regarding risk factors of sexual dysfunction, about a quarter of the sample found evidence of sexual dysfunction. An inconspicuous anamnesis in the areas of alcohol/tobacco consumption and depression does not make a targeted questioning about sexual dysfunction superfluous. Particularly for men, acute psychological stress should be a sufficient reason to address the topic of sexuality and to deepen it if necessary. PMID: 30621544 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Praxis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research
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