Sexual problems follow brain injury
He and his colleagues compared 865 people with mostly moderate to severe traumatic brain injury with 160 healthy controls to identify risk factors for sexual problems. Age and depression were associated with sexual difficulty in both groups, but in patients with traumatic brain injury the difficulties arose much earlier, with patients in their mid 30s, compared with late 40s and 50s in the controls. Self esteem was significantly associated with sexual relationships and mood, while use of antidepressants correlated with sexual function.
Presented at 18th Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neurospsychologists Conference 22 Nov 2012.