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Troubles sexuels chez les patients atteints d'un trouble psychiatrique

ContributorsSoldati, Lorenzo
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 12, no. 510, p. 544-547
Publication date2016

Scientific literature shows that sexual dysfunction is more common in patients suffering from psychiatric illness as opposed to the general population. It also shows that the prevalence of sexual dysfunction is underestimated by professionals, partly because patients rarely talk spontaneously about their dysfunctions. However, sexual dysfunction has an impact on patients' mental health. Furthermore, some psychotropic medication, antidepressants and antipsychotics in particular, can hinder sexual functioning and induce sexual dysfunction. These harmful effects can, in turn, reduce patients' compliance with their medical treatments. It is therefore important that practitioners take into account their patients' sexual experience.

  • Feeding and Eating Disorders/complications/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders/complications/epidemiology
  • Mentally Ill Persons/psychology/statistics & numerical data
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological/complications/epidemiology
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/epidemiology/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
SOLDATI, Lorenzo. Troubles sexuels chez les patients atteints d’un trouble psychiatrique. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2016, vol. 12, n° 510, p. 544–547.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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