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  1. Branyan's success story: branyan-pssd-successchallenges First posted this today in the Symptoms forum, but since it is my first post I will post it here in hopes i can get some replies Keep in mind, that in addition to the sexual side effects (which in all honesty are the biggest deal to me, considering i lived with all the other symptoms while on the Lexapro itself and maintained a good life) I deal with cognitive difficulty, food and drink sensitivies, etc etc. "Hey all. New here. Since coming off Lexapro (after being on from Mid 2007 to March 2010
  2. 2014 the beginning of November I went to a psychiatrist and got misdiagnosed with psychosis and depression and was prescribed Rispolept (Risperidone) 3 mg and Cipralex (Escitalopram) 10 mg. I took these drugs at home, then in the psychiatric hospital until around the end of December, so for about 1.5 month, until I was discharged, then cold turkeyed. Antipsychotic - 3 mg/day, SSRI - 10 mg/day. I felt very bad, suicidal that whole time, at first not even realizing it was the drugs affecting me and in fact almost committed suicide. While on medication I experienced akathisia, severe fatigue, anh
  3. More documentation of Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD), lasting long after discontinuation of the drugs. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jun;35(3):273-8. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000300. Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: Clinical Characterization and Preliminary Assessment of Contributory Factors and Dose-Response Relationship. Ben-Sheetrit J, Aizenberg D, Csoka AB, Weizman A, Hermesh H. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25815755 Emerging evidence suggests that sexual dysfunction emerging during treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and/or serotonin-n
  4. Hello everyone, 36 year old male, suffering from depression since 2010 brought on by a death in the family-someone I was terribly attached to. Since then, lost a lot of interest in the things in life that used to make me happy. Contracted severe OCD as well; would make the sign of the cross and touch table surfaces upto 8 times anytime an intrusive thought came into my head, and would hum prayers under my breath which became (at times) embarassingly noticeable to those around me. In 2012 things got better; I left a depressing, dead-end job and decided to take time off work to do my MBA
  5. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2014 Jun;121:138-45. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.12.003. Epub 2013 Dec 11. Antidepressant-related sexual dysfunction - Perspectives from neuroimaging. Graf H1, Walter M2, Metzger CD3, Abler B4. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24333547 Full PDF text here https://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/14420181/1954044300/name/SSRI+and+FSD+-+MRI+2014.pdf Abstract: Sexual dysfunction is not only a common symptom in major depression but also a frequent side-effect of antidepressant medication, mainly of the selective serotonin reuptake-inhibitors (SSRI) that are often pres
  6. Drs. Leiblum and Goldmeier have written several papers on PGAD. J Sex Marital Ther. 2008;34(2):150-9. doi: 10.1080/00926230701636205. Persistent genital arousal disorder in women: case reports of association with anti-depressant usage and withdrawal. Leiblum SR1, Goldmeier D. Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18224549 Full text requested from Dr. Goldmeier Little is known with certitude about the triggers of persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) in women, although there appears to be certain common features of the disorder. Women complain of unbidden feelings of genital a
  7. SSRI usage or withdrawal is implicated in many cases of PGAD. Int J STD AIDS. 2009 Jun;20(6):373-7. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009087. Persistent genital arousal disorder: a review of the literature and recommendations for management. Goldmeier D1, Mears A, Hiller J, Crowley T; BASHH Special Interest Group for Sexual Dysfunction. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19451319 Full text PDF ‎‎http://www.bashh.org/documents/2428.pdf Persistent genital arousal disorder is a newly recognized condition that is poorly understood. There is a paucity of research in this area and there are c
  8. Reduced quality of life is an issue with antidepressant treatment. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2002 Jun;5(2):147-51. Emotional blunting associated with SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. Do SSRIs inhibit emotional responses? Opbroek A, Delgado PL, Laukes C, McGahuey C, Katsanis J, Moreno FA, Manber R. Source Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, USA. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12135539 Full text http://www.toxicpsychiatry.com/storage/Antidep%20SSRI%20emotional%20Blunting%202002%20Opbroek.pdf Anecdotal and published case
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