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Letter to the Editor

A Systematic Review of Research on Strategies for the Management of Antipsychotic-Induced Sexual Dysfunction: High-Level Evidence Is Needed

Michael M. Berner, MD; Matthias Hagen, MD; and Levente Kriston, MA

Published: October 16, 2006

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Sir: The use of antipsychotic drugs is frequently associated with sexual dysfunction. Symptoms may concern penile erection, lubrication, orgasm, libido, sexual arousal, or overall sexual satisfaction. Different strategies to treat antipsychoticinduced sexual dysfunction have been developed, including drug holidays, dose reduction, switching to another drug, and use of a number of agents for symptomatic therapy.’ ‹

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