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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does depression affect sex drive?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: There are various possible reasons for this, including, but not limited to a general malaise, decreased energy, and a desire to avoid people.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Depressive syndrome: Depression is a syndrome which comprises multiple symptoms that are interrelated but untrained people may thing each symptom un-related to each other. Not all symptoms are obliged to be present for the diagnosis. Loss of sexual desire is one of the main symptom. Other people has normal sexual desire but has other symptoms of depression. Search "symptoms of depression".
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Depression and sex: Depression affects a lot of things, including sex drive, or libido. Some antidepressant medications can also affect sex drive. Best thing to do is get a psychiatric consultation to find out if it's depression, unless that's already been done, and then go from there. Mental health practitioner's can also help with depression, and ways to get one's general energy level up and moving again.

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Although I have a depression I have an increased sex drive? Why?

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can smoking affect sex drive?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
People used to say,: "a drink before & a cigarette after are the 3 best things in life! but, nicotine does long-term artery damage. It promotes the formation of atherosclerosis plaque &. Constricts arteries. This includes penile & vaginal vessels impairing pleasure & performance. In younger folk it may be very slight but with all the other good reasons to quit or minimize tobacco, it can't hurt to add this & do it!

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