We all tend to use the word depression quite casually. “Every time I wash my car, it starts to rain. How depressing!” “It’s just so depressing to watch the stock market plunge.”While we can agree that such events might be surprising in a negative way, disappointing, and, to a certain extent, discouraging, we usually don’t mean to imply that life’s little speed bumps actually cause instant clinical depression. Our casual use of the term in our daily language probably contributes to our misunderstanding about the potential seriousness of depression disorders.
Clinical depression is no joke. An important but less frequently discussed component of depression is its impact on sexual function and the sufferer’s sexual relationships. Perhaps we feel as though matters of sexuality are a luxury instead of an essential element of a person’s life. Matters related to sexual dysfunction in clinical depression should be taken seriously.
• 43% of all women suffer from some type of sexual dysfunction.
• Female sexual dysfunction most commonly occurs in premenopausal women ages 25 – 50.
Linking Female Sexual Dysfunction and Depression
Now, we have a variety of medications to treat clinical depression. Unfortunately, although they’re effective in relieving the depression, they may have negative effects on a person’s sexual health!
The reverse is also a concern. To what extent might female sexual dysfunction (FSD) eventually lead to depression? And what, if anything, can be done about it?
If you’re concerned about the delicate balance between your mental health and your sexual health, visit our sites to arm yourself with information so that you can make the right choices.