As life becomes more industrialized, the number of people suffering from depression also increases. There are many people who go to a psychiatrist for treatment of depression and take antidepressants. But at what cost to take these drugs? Research has shown that taking antidepressants, especially in women, reduces sexual desire.
“By far the most common cause of women’s sexual problems is the medication we give them to treat their depression,” says Dr. Leonard Dragatis. In fact, about one-third of women who take antidepressants find that their libido is reduced.
It does something like this:
Many doctors prescribe antidepressants that work by raising serotonin (which is happy) in the brain. While this is very good and beneficial for those taking antidepressants, the side effect is that when serotonin levels are high, the brain compensates by reducing dopamine, which is needed for sexual arousal as well as orgasm.
For married women, choosing between antidepressants or their love life can be a daunting task. On the one hand, mood-boosting drugs really save their lives; On the other hand, the embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness that comes with reducing sexual desire can damage their relationships and make them even more depressed.
What about single women?
The use of antidepressants can affect their libido to such an extent that they will run away from the beginning of any relationship because these chemicals destroy all their emotions.
In short, if your sexual desire is overshadowed, your whole love life will be overshadowed.
What is the solution?
Unfortunately, no simple solution is available. For many women struggling with depression, living without sex is better than living without medication. Some women find other ways to boost their libido, and sometimes adjusting the amount of medication they take helps. And although the female type of Viagra is debated in the world of medicine today, nothing has ever been available in the market.
Until that day, you either have to choose to laugh, or have sex!