Suffering in Silence: SSRIs, Stigma and Sexual Difficulties

Catherine O'Mullan

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication is widely used as a treatment for mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in Australia and worldwide. It has been demonstrated, however, that SSRIs can negatively impact on sexual functioning and influence all phases of the sexual cycle. 

 

 

The 13th Asia-Oceania Federation of Sexology Conference,
21st Century Sexuality - Podium to Practice
Recorded in Brisbane, Australia on 23-25 October 2014
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Catherine O'Mullan

Cathy O'Mullan has been lecturing in Health Promotion at CQUniversity, Queensland for the past 3 years. Prior to this, Cathy spent 10 years working in the field of sexual health promotion with Family Planning Qld and Queensland Health. Cathy is currently studying for a Doctor of Public Health (specialising in female sexuality) at Curtin University. Cathy has worked as a casual academic at CQUniversity since 2000, and was appointed to a permanent full time academic appointment in 2010.

Co-authors: Maryanne Doherty, Rosemary Coates, Matt Tilley, Department of Sexology, Curtin University, Western Australia.
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