It is estimated that at least 4% of the world population suffers from depression. However, the figure could be higher, up to 12%, since, according to specialists, there are many undiagnosed cases.
Sexual Appetite In Depressed People: New Findings
One of the effects of depression is the decrease in sexual appetite, and this is aggravated by some antidepressant drugs that involve alterations in one’s sexual desire.
Ángel Luis Montejo, a Research Coordinator of the Psychiatry Service of the Hospital de Salamanca, warns that studies show that the most used antidepressants, tricyclics, and SSRIs cause alterations in the sexual response in approximately 50% of treated patients.
This phenomenon is observed in patients regardless of their sex, and it is usually an aspect that is undervalued by doctors, but which can further damage the mental state of the patient, also disturbing their marital relationship.
According to Montejo, the solution is found in the treatment with dual antidepressants, stimulating noradrenaline, and serotonin.