What can be done to treat sexual problems?

There are ways to help manage the sexual side effects associated with many antidepressant medicines without compromising treatment. These include switching to drugs that have less effect on sexual function. Some antidepressant medicines—such as Wellbutrin®, Remeron®, and Serzone®—cause fewer or no sexual side effects.

To better cope with the debilitating effects of depression--as well as the sexual side effects of treatment-- you should be open and honest with your doctor and your sexual partner. Most people choose to continue treatment once they realize that the sexual problems they are experiencing are associated with the medicines and can be overcome.

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