Assessment Of Male Sexual Dysfunction In OCD And Depression

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Dr. Ajay Deshmukh , Dr. Sharad Kshirsagar, Dr. Ajish Mangot


Background: Sexual dissatisfaction, as well as sexual dysfunction (SD) at present, occur at such a high rate that those who come for help represent only the tip of the iceberg. The present study was conducted to assess male sexual dysfunction in OCD and depression.

Materials & Methods: 150 male subjectswere divided into 3 groups of 50 each. Group I comprised of patients with OCD, group II with depression and group III was control group. Severity of psychopathology for OCD was assessed with YBOCS and for depression by HAM-D scale.Sexual dysfunction was assessed by ASEXscale in all groups. For measurement of testosterone level early morning sample was taken.

Results: ASEX 1 (desire) had sexual dysfunction in 5, 7 and 1, ASEX 2 (arousal) had 6, 6 and 2, ASEX 3 (erection) had 8, 7 and 1, ASEX 4 (orgasm) had 3, 5 and 1 and ASEX 5 (satisfaction with orgasm) had 3, 5 and 2 in group I, II and III respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mean serum testosterone level in group I in yes subjects was 401 ng/dl and among no was 435 ng/dl. In group II was 410 ng/dl and 462 ng/dl and in group III was 502 ng/dl and 487 ng/dl in yes and no subjects respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).

Conclusion: Sexually dysfunctions is frequently seen in drug naïve OCD and Depression patients

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