Epidemiology of Sexual Dysfunctions in Persons Suffering from Psychiatric Disorders

  • Giacomo CioccaEmail author
  • Susana Ochoa
  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
Part of the Trends in Andrology and Sexual Medicine book series (TASM)


The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions is higher in persons suffering from mental illnesses. Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders are considered important comorbidity factors for sexual dysfunction in males and females. However, a part of literature is dedicated to assessing sexuality in psychotic patients. In this severe mental illness, both the psychopathology and its pharmacological treatment drastically impact on sexual functioning. In this regard, the prevalence of sexual dysfunction is very high in these patients. On the contrary, less evidence exists about the epidemiology of sexual problems among people with personality and eating disorders, above all in males.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Ciocca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susana Ochoa
    • 2
  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de DéuInstitut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu. CIBERSAMBarcelonaSpain

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