Ask Patients About Sexual Side Effects From Antidepressants
Many patients on antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRIs, etc) have sexual side effects...but are reluctant to talk about them.
We know that decreased sexual desire, orgasm problems, and erectile dysfunction often lead to med nonadherence.
Ask open-ended questions about general side effects...GI upset, headache, etc. Mention sexual side effects along with the others...to help patients feel comfortable.