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Doctor insights on: Abilify And Sexual Dysfunction

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Why would a doctor suspect bipolar in someone who has sexual dysfunction from celexa 20 mg. Is it because I'm young?

Why would a doctor suspect bipolar in someone who has sexual dysfunction from celexa 20 mg. Is it because I'm young?

Being young: Young adults are often difficult to diagnose (perhaps since it can be such a 'crazy' time). But no -The suspicion of bipolar ought not be due to age. This drug is often used in a depression-only bipolar patient and often lowers libido in males especially. It may be your irritability that led to the dx. The combo w/ Abilify can be a concern. Discuss all of this w/ Dr. until you understand it well. ...Read more

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Abilify (Definition)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic with a unique mechanism of action. As with most atypical agents it is probably prescribed more often for mood disorders than psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). It's associated with fewer movement side effects (eps) than the typical antipsychotics. It's unique mechanism of action is that it both stimulates ...Read more


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What can you do for sexual dysfunction?

What can you  do for sexual dysfunction?

Depends on what kind: It's not really possible to answer your question without knowing what kind of sexual dysfunction you mean. Here's a link that lists lots of resources: http://www.Kinseyinstitute.Org/resources/sexlinks.Html#health. You can also go here: http://www.Aasect.Org/ to locate a professional sex therapist or sexuality counselor. ...Read more

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Someone get help here for sexual dysfunction?

Someone get help here for sexual dysfunction?

Experts make it work: If you go to an expert, the overwhelming odd are that you can be helped. If your doc says, "try some viagra or androgel" with no other questions, no other evaluations, then you are not dealing with an expert. There are a wide variety of treatments beyond viagra. Stress can be one of the hard to treat causes, but medical issues can be identified and treated with great success. ...Read more

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What work best to treat peyrones sexual dysfunction?

What work best to treat peyrones sexual dysfunction?

Depends on severity.: Depends on the severity of the peyronies and the sexual dysfunction. Treatments range from medications to different types of surgery. ...Read more

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Can panchakarma help you with sexual dysfunction?

Can panchakarma help you with sexual dysfunction?

Unrest with sex: Any program designed to root out psychosomatic stress which can lead to sexual dysfunction is worth a try. Ayurvedic medicine and panchakarma address toxins, both internal and external, which may be causing anxiety, poor sleep, disturbed appetite, unhealthy behaviors, etc. Such therapy may re-balance a psychological cause manifesting physically but not address a true physical sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is meant by "sexual dysfunction" and "sexual deviation"?

What is meant by "sexual dysfunction" and "sexual deviation"?

Sexual dysfunction: refers to difficulty w/sexual response, e.g., erectile dysfunction or lack of libido. Sexual deviation is more controversial but includes inflicting or receiving pain w/sex or sex w/animals or children. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about sexual dysfunction?

Can you tell me more about sexual dysfunction?

Try asking a more: Specific question about sexual dysfunction. It is a very broad topic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are men more often associated with sexual dysfunction than women?

Can you tell me, are men more often associated with sexual dysfunction than women?

Performance anxiety: Yes, from what I have read men today are more prone to sexual dysfunction than women. The reason is that men are more prone to performance anxiety because of the pressure they put on themselves. ...Read more

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Will regular exercise improve sexual dysfunction in men?

Exercise: Depending on your causes of ed it may be beneficial. Benefits of exercise are physical and psychological. Improved blood flow from cardiovascular improvement may help. Increased testosterone from exercise. Improved stamina and confidence from exercise may benefit as well. Check with your physician to design a program that is right for you. ...Read more

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Premature Ejaculation (Definition)

Is when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse than he or his partner wishes. Is common & rarely caused by physical problems. Some causes are anxiety, guilt, too much stimulation, or other psychological factors. Treatment, if persists, are stop/start technique, squeeze technique, or ...Read more