World Meeting on Sexual Medicine Begins 8 October
Anxiety, Depression Linked to Sexual Problems in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases
The 16th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine is almost here!
In a few days, we expect around 1,000 sexual medicine specialists from around the world to arrive in São Paulo, Brazil for five days of presentations and discussions of the latest sexual medicine research. We hope you'll be joining us!
The official program, including an exhibit guide, is now available online in English. In addition, the meeting website includes all the information you need. Information is also available in Spanish
The meeting runs from 8 - 12 October 2014 at the Hotel Transamérica São Paulo.
A team of Greek researchers recommends that rheumatologists screen for anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction in their patients.
In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study, the researchers explained their findings that anxiety and depression were connected to sexual problems in patients with rheumatic diseases.
Using four assessment questionnaires, the researchers collected data from 509 patients - 423 women and 86 men. The participants' average age was about 55 years. About a third had rheumatoid arthritis.
Overall, almost 70% of the study group had sexual dysfunction. This included three quarters of the women and about half of the men.
Forty-two percent of the group had anxiety and/or depression.
Rates of sexual dysfunction were high among groups with depression and anxiety - 85% and 80% respectively.
Please click here for further details on this study.