Why SSRIs are a source of sexual frustration

Sexual dysfunction is a common side-effect for women on antidepressants, but US research shows promise for targeting and treating the problem.

One of the problems is that while SSRIs take up to four weeks to kick in, the onset of sexual side-effects develops much earlier than that.

This may cause women to lose interest in a medication that may seem to do more harm than good, say the authors of a paper in the September issue of a paper in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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