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Letter to the Editor

Priapism: Trazodone Versus Nefazodone

J. C. Pecknold, MD and Susan F. Langer, MD

Published: November 15, 1996

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: The incidence of sexual dysfunction with antidepressantdrugs varies from a low of 1.9% to a high of 91%.1 Such dysfunctionsare believed to result from interactions with various neurotransmittersystems. One of the most dramatic and potentiallydisabling is priapism, which is a prolonged, dysfunctional penileerection that is painful and impairs sexual desire.

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