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Latest News from the ISSM - September 1, 2017 Member Login
SSRI Side Effects Could Last Years, Review Suggests

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can have sexual side effects that may linger long after the medication is stopped, according to recent research in Sexual Medicine Reviews. 

These prolonged side effects are referred to as post-SSRI sexual dysfunctions (PSSD) and include low libido, poor vaginal lubrication, and trouble with erections, ejaculation, and orgasm. 

Dr. Yacov Reisman of Amstelland Hospital in Amsterdam reviewed nine articles on PSSD.  Some of the studies reported side effects that lasted for years.  

Such effects did not appear to be related to the type of SSRI or the dosage. 

More information on the study, including possible explanations for PSSD and clinical issues to consider before making a PSSD diagnosis, are available here. 

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