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SSRI-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Reversed with “Drug Holidays” on Weekends (2024 Study)

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay in the treatment of various mental disorders but often come with the unwelcome side effect of sexual dysfunction. This issue can significantly affect patients’ adherence to their medication regime, often leading to treatment discontinuation. A recent clinical trial offers a new perspective, suggesting that ‘drug holidays’ – …

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Antidepressants (SSRIs) & Permanent Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD): A Risk to Consider

Treatment with commonly prescribed antidepressants may cause a small proportion of patients to develop persistent sexual side effects that continue even after stopping the medication. This condition is known as post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD). Key Facts: The study found 0.46% of patients developed erectile dysfunction that continued after stopping antidepressants. This suggests the risk of …

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