Some may feel that the subject of sexual dysfunction is a dead horse oft beaten. However, it relates so often to clinical practice and the treatment of depression that regular updates are helpful. Sexual dysfunction is common, common in mood disorders, and common in those treated with various types of antidepressants, notably selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Accurate histories are essential to proper assessment, but hindered by clinician and patient discomfort and other factors.
This supplement to the Companion will be as useful to those in primary care as to those in psychiatry, for whom it was originally intended through The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Dr. Steven P. Roose, the supplement's Guest Editor, is joined by Dr. Stuart N. Seidman, Dr. Maurizio Fava, Ms. Meridith Rankin, and Dr. Sandra R. Leiblum in a thorough consideration of the topic. This supplement is different from other presentations of the subject in that it spends extra time focusing on the indications and use of sildenafil in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in patients with mood disorders.
We hope this supplemental offering is useful to you. We welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics.
J. Sloan Manning, M.D.
Editor in Chief
The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry