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Does depression affect sex drive?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are various possible reasons for this, including, but not limited to a general malaise, decreased energy, and a desire to avoid people.

In brief: 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. Marc Zimmermann
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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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