Antidepressants Blunt Sexual Function, Feelings of Love

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Long-term antidepressant use may be associated with significant “emotional blunting” in both male and female patients, new research suggests. Using a newly developed Sex-Attachment-Love Test questionnaire, European researchers studying nearly 200 adults with mild or moderate depression found that use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had a significantly negative impact on the feelings of love toward partners, especially in men. Via Medscape (free login needed for reading). Posted October 21, 2014.

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