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Antipsychotics and sexual dysfunction: Sexual dysfunction: Part III

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Abstract


  • Satisfying sexual experience is an essential part of a healthy

    and enjoyable life for most people. Antipsychotic drugs are

    among the various factors that affect optimal sexual

    functioning. Both conventional and novel antipsychotics are

    associated with significant sexual side effects. This review

    has presented various studies comparing different

    antipsychotic drugs. Dopamine antagonism, increased serum

    prolactin, serotonergic, adrenergic and cholinergic

    mechanisms are all proposed to be the mechanisms for sexual

    dysfunction. Drug treatment for this has not given

    satisfactory long-term results. Knowledge of the receptor

    pharmacology of an individual antipsychotic will help to

    determine whether it is more or less likely to cause sexual

    side effects and its management.

UOW Authors


  •   Nagaraj, Anilkumar (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Rao, Satheesh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Nagaraj, A., Pai, N. Brahmavar. & Rao, S. (2009). Antipsychotics and sexual dysfunction: Sexual dysfunction: Part III. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (3), 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950427011

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1662&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/658

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ojhas.org/issue31/2009-3-1.htm

Abstract


  • Satisfying sexual experience is an essential part of a healthy

    and enjoyable life for most people. Antipsychotic drugs are

    among the various factors that affect optimal sexual

    functioning. Both conventional and novel antipsychotics are

    associated with significant sexual side effects. This review

    has presented various studies comparing different

    antipsychotic drugs. Dopamine antagonism, increased serum

    prolactin, serotonergic, adrenergic and cholinergic

    mechanisms are all proposed to be the mechanisms for sexual

    dysfunction. Drug treatment for this has not given

    satisfactory long-term results. Knowledge of the receptor

    pharmacology of an individual antipsychotic will help to

    determine whether it is more or less likely to cause sexual

    side effects and its management.

UOW Authors


  •   Nagaraj, Anilkumar (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Rao, Satheesh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Nagaraj, A., Pai, N. Brahmavar. & Rao, S. (2009). Antipsychotics and sexual dysfunction: Sexual dysfunction: Part III. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (3), 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950427011

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1662&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/658

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ojhas.org/issue31/2009-3-1.htm