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IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


Study of sexual dysfunction in newly diagnosed depressed males at tertiary care centre


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Author Details: Arvind Sakhare, Niteen Abhivant, Manjeet Santre, Sunita Panse, Alka Pawar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN :

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 50

Article End Page : 52


Abstract

Background: Aim of the study was to assess the sexual dysfunction in newly diagnosed depressed males at tertiary care centre.
Material and Method: Total of 43 cases of newly diagnosed depression as per ICD-10, were analysed. Detailed history and physical examination was carried out. Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS) was applied to assess the severity of depression. The International index of erectile function (IIEF) was applied to assess sexual dysfunction.
Result: Out of 43 cases, 79% patients had sexual dysfunction. Maximum i.e.79% had intercourse satisfaction dysfunction and overall satisfaction dysfunction followed by 76.74% had erectile dysfunction, 55.81% had sexual desire dysfunction and 53.48% had orgasmic dysfunction.
Conclusion: Our study showed high prevalence of sexual dysfunction in depressed males. All the domains of sexual functioning were affected. We did not found any association between severity of depression and sexual dysfunction.

Keywords:
Depression, Sexual dysfunction, Desire dysfunction, Erectile dysfunction, Orgasmic dysfunction, Intercourse satisfaction