Sexual Disorders Seen in Alcohol Dependent Patients
American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 30-39
Received: Jan. 29, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 6, 2015; Published: Mar. 2, 2015
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Amitabh Saha, Department of Psychiatry, Maharashtra University, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Bikram Dutta, Department of Psychiatry, UP University, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shahbaz Ali Khan, Department of Psychiatry, Base Hospital, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
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Abstract
The chances of developing sexual dysfunctions appear to increase with increasing years of alcohol consumed. Various explanations have been offered for sexual dysfunction in alcoholic patients. Higher level of alcohol intake may result in greater neurotoxic effects. The prevalence of sexual disorders in those people who consume alcohol has been known to occur frequently. The etiology of this dysfunction needs to be considered. This study has focused on the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in chronic alcohol consumers fulfilling the diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence syndrome.
Keywords
Sexual Dysfunction, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Psychiatric Morbidity, Orgasmic Dysfunction, Alcohol Dependence
To cite this article
Amitabh Saha, Bikram Dutta, Shahbaz Ali Khan, Sexual Disorders Seen in Alcohol Dependent Patients, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 30-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20150302.13
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