Health

Do Antidepressants Impair Sexual Function?

It has become almost common knowledge that the group of antidepressants called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can cause sexual problems, including lack of interest and difficulty in becoming aroused or reaching orgasm. But research findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Chicago last week suggest that for most depressed patients, sexual interest and function get better, not worse, when depressive symptoms are treated effectively.

Unexplained Physical Complaints

If you’ve ever had a stomachache before an exam or important meeting, or developed a headache during an argument, you have some idea of what somatization is. Although it’s common to experience these types of medically unexplained symptoms, such as pain and digestive upset under stress, somatization is often a part of serious disorders such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. It’s highly situational, [with] marked individual differences and marked cultural differences, and associated clearly with psychosocial stress,” stated Normal Jensen, M.

How Is Cholesterol Measured?

These are recommended values only. Your cholesterol values may be different depending on your own individual history and conditions.

Are You Carrying Cholesterol In Your Cart?

Cholesterol is a type of fat that our body needs to help us absorb nutrients from the foods we eat, make hormones, build cells, and make vitamin D. Cholesterol becomes a concern when there is too much of it in our blood.