The effect of type and severity of depression on sexual functioning was examined before treatment in 591 men with Major Depression (MDD) or Atypical Depression, as determined by percentage of subjects meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) sexual dysfunction criteria (A and B only), and percentage with Derogatis Inventory of Sexual Function (DISF) scores greater than 1 standard deviation below normal. Sexual dysfunction rates were higher for MDD than for Atypical Depression. Depression affected DISF domains differently: orgasm was most impaired, whereas sexual desire was preserved. More severe depression resulted in greater sexual dysfunction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences|
|State||Published - 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health