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https://doi.org/10.24141/1/2/1/6

Frequency of sexual dysfunction in patients with depressive disorder diagnosis treated with different classes of antidepressants

Marijana Hodak Ivanišević ; University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Bolnička cesta 32, 10090 Zagreb
Suzana Uzun ; University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Bolnička cesta 32, 10090 Zagreb
Oliver Kozumplik ; University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Bolnička cesta 32, 10090 Zagreb
Ninoslav Mimica ; University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Bolnička cesta 32, 10090 Zagreb; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Šalata 3B, 10000 Zagreb


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Abstract

Aim: To analyze the frequency of sexual dysfunctions in patients with depressive disorder diagnosis treated with different classes of antidepressants

Subjects and methods: 50 patients with depressive disorder diagnosis who were either outpatients or inpatients at the Clinic for Psychiatry Vrapče, Department for Biological Psychiatry, participated in the investigation. Data were obtained from the conversation with the patients and from medical records. Sexual Function Scale was used in evaluation of sexual functioning of the participants. Prior to their involvement all participants were given the information about the research and they all signed an informed consent for their participation in the research. Differences between the observed values regarding sex and age categories were tested using the Fisher’s Exact Test. The SPSS statistical program, version 13 (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA) was used in the analysis of the results. The results were interpreted with statistical significance of P<0,05.

Results and conclusion: The results of this research showed higher frequency of sexual dysfunctions in patient with a depressive disorder treated with SSRIs in comparison with patients treated with other classes of antidepressants which is comparable with results from professional literature. The results point to the importance of regular monitoring of sexual dysfunctions during antidepressant treatment in patients with a depressive disorder.

Keywords

antidepressants; depressive disorder; sexual side effects; treatment

Hrčak ID:

164836

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/164836

Publication date:

12.4.2016.

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