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Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions in Bipolar Disorder

Zeynep Namlı, Gonca Karakuş, Lut Tamam, Mehmet Emin Demirkol.

Abstract
In the clinical course of bipolar disorder, there is a reduction in sexual will during depressive episodes and inappopriate sexual experiences and hypersexuality occurs during manic episodes. Up to now, studies focused on sexual side effects of drugs. Sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception methods, unplanned pregnancies need to be assessed carefully in bipolar disorder patients. This review focused on sexuality and sexual dysfunctions in the course of bipolar disorder.

Key words: Bipolar disorder, sexuality, sexual dysfunctions


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