Warning to millions who have been prescribed popular antidepressants with potential side-effect that sparks long-term sexual dysfunction - leaving some patients' sex lives permanently ruined
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most common class of antidepressant drug in the UK, are relied upon by one in eight Brits dealing with mental health issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends, safety, and efficacy of wearable male sexual devices - Loeb CA, Hammad MAM, Barham DW, Miller J, Young K, Horwitz R, Amini E, Nguyen MX, Nag N, Jenkins LC, Pearlman AM, Yafi FA.
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of male sexual dysfunction (MSD) increases with age, with>50% of men aged>40  years reporting erectile dysfunction (ED). In recent years, wearable male sex devices (WMSDs) have been increasingly utilized by patients and recomm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Addressing Sexual Dysfunction in Women's Cancers Addressing Sexual Dysfunction in Women's Cancers
Many women with cancer want advice for managing sexual function issues, and clinicians are tuning in, new studies suggest.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 1, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

‘It feels like we’ve been lobotomised’: the possible sexual consequences of SSRIs
Long-term sexual dysfunction is a recognised side-effect for some patients who take these widely prescribed antidepressants, and can leave sufferers devastated. So why is there so little help available?During Melbourne ’s strict lockdown of 2020, Rosie Tilli, a then 20-year-old nurse living and working in the city, began to experience growing anxiety and depression.Visiting her GP, she was quickly prescribed escitalopram, a commonly used drug from a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines attempt to treat depressive symptoms by boosting the levels of the hormone serotonin in the br...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2024 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Mental health Sexual health Drugs Psychiatry Science Source Type: news

Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting in Asia Remain a Neglected Problem
Women’s rights organizations in Asia are calling for states to introduce much-needed laws to criminalize FGM, says Nawaz Naz Chowdhury, Global Legal Advisor at Equality Now.By Nawmi Naz ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, Feb 6 2024 (IPS) Significant advances have been made in Africa towards ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Asia, where FGM/C occurs in at least ten countries, but governments across the region are failing to take effective action. Women’s rights organizations are calling for states to introduce much-needed laws to criminalize FGM, provide national...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nawmi Naz Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Improving the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Women Improving the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Women
Although sexual dysfunction is common and affects quality of life, female patients rarely broach the topic spontaneously.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Depression, Constipation, UTIs Early Signs of MS? Depression, Constipation, UTIs Early Signs of MS?
Depression, constipation, cystitis, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction may precede a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis by 5 years, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 15, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction After Stopping SSRI Antidepressants
Some patients are speaking up about lasting sexual problems after stopping antidepressants, a poorly understood condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi Tags: Research Antidepressants Depression (Mental) Sex Serotonin (Chemical) Prozac (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news

New Depression Drug Avoids Unfortunate Side Effects of Others
The drug, Exxua, will stand out on the market because studies show it does not cause side effects like sexual dysfunction or weight gain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelvic Tech Announces FSA/HSA Eligibility for Its Pelvic and Sexual Health Devices
Patients Experiencing Pelvic Floor Problems Can Now Receive An Extra Tax Advantage at Pelvic Tech. SHERIDAN, Wyo., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pelvic Tech, a leader in pelvic device distribution, today announced that those battling pelvic pain, incontinence and sexual dysfunction... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 26, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PDT Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Sexual Dysfunction; Nuplazid Box Warning Tweak; Psych Practice Fraud?
(MedPage Today) -- Over half of people with schizophrenia experienced sexual dysfunction -- 55.7% of men and 60% of women -- according to a meta-analysis of more than 21,000 study participants. (JAMA Psychiatry) People who used both tobacco... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rates of Sexual Dysfunction High in Patients With Schizophrenia
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2023 -- There is a high prevalence of sexual dysfunction among individuals with schizophrenia, according to a review published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Psychiatry. Th éo Korchia, M.D., from Aix-Marseille University in France, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction Common in Schizophrenia Sexual Dysfunction Common in Schizophrenia
More than 55% of men and 60% of women with schizophrenia suffer sexual dysfunction, with comorbid depression possibly playing a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 13, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prayer to Cure Cancer; Exercise for Sexual Dysfunction; Carb Intake and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- How to respond to a loved one who thinks prayer will cure cancer. (New York Times Magazine) AstraZeneca has joined the legal fray in opposition to the federal government's plans to negotiate drug prices for Medicare. One oncology... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 1, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

'I've been chemically castrated': Anxiety patient, 33, warns men against SSRI pill that stripped his 'hypersexual' libido and made him suicidal
Hamish, 33, says PSSD (post-SSRI sexual dysfunction) has transformed him into a 'heterosexual living in an asexual body'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news