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Antidepressants and Intimacy -- your story wanted by author

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RegainingTheEdge   
RegainingTheEdge

I'm working on a book on antidepressants and intimacy - Regaining The Edge. We all know that antidepressants can blunt emotions and cause physical side effects, many of which interfere with intimate relationships directly (sexual side effects) and indirectly (e.g.., weight gain, nausea, diarrhoea, etc...).

 

I want to fill the book with people's stories, the wisdom of experience. I am interested in strategies that worked to manage these side effects (and why and how they worked), as well as highlighting the daily struggle that many of us being treated for depression and other mental ills face, both with our mental health, but also the consequences of our treatment.

 

There is a questionnaire on my site at RegainingTheEdge.com, as well as a contact form. I am also interviewing people one-on-one, either face-to-face if you live on the east coast of Australia, or via Skype or email if you live elsewhere. You can follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/regaintheedge.

 

Please take the time to share your story with me - this is an important issue, one that has received scant regard to date.

 

Michael

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Altostrata   
Altostrata

Hello, Michael.

 

Please share with us, at a high level, your findings when your research is complete.

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Futurerecovery   
Futurerecovery

You mention sexual side effects and emotional numbness.

Are you aware that these side effects can persist even after stopping the drugs? In this case the condition is called PSSD (Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction).

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InvisibleUnless   
InvisibleUnless

I'll fill out the survey when I get a chance.  I no longer take medications, but struggled through several relationships while still on them.

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