The most commonly reported problems were decreased libido
and difficulty obtaining orgasm.
Finally, one patient reported a combination of decreased libido
, improved memory, and insomnia.
A total of 77 percent slept more, 64 percent reported decreased libido
, 44 percent gained weight, and 61 percent of women reported increased premenstrual mood swings.
During the tests, two per cent suffered decreased libido
and had difficulty getting aroused.
Additional possible psychological side effects include extreme mood swings, sleeping disturbances, euphoria, paranoia, irritability, an increased or a decreased libido
For example, decreased libido
has been reported in studies examining the sexual side effects of tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and SSRIs.
Most of those tried in the past have had undesirable side effects - decreased libido
or impotency, for example.
Other side effects include hot flashes and decreased libido
For females, symptoms include hot flashes, irritability, decreased libido
Many men experience mood disturbances and depression, as well as decreased libido
and sexual function.
It is well documented that decreased libido
, diminished ability to orgasm or ejaculate, and impotence are linked with antidepressant usage.
The signs and symptoms most consistent with testosterone deficiency include decreased libido
, erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, loss of body hair, hot flushes/sweats, bone loss and/or low-impact fractures, azoospermia/infertility, and incomplete sexual development.
According to gynaecologists Dr Stephanie McClellan and Dr Beth Hamilton, women are not only under greater stress than ever before, but it's creating health problems, such as insomnia, decreased libido
, increased appetite and headaches.
Poor sleep, decreased libido
, and vaginal dryness were not associated with menopausal stages.
Atypical antipsychotics vary in their affinity for the D2 DA receptor and in their propensity to cause hyperprolactinemia, which is characterized by amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea in women of reproductive age, breast enlargement or engorgement in women and men, galactorrhea, decreased libido
, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, failure to enter or progress through puberty, and possibly hirsutism in women.