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The influence of atypical antipsychotic drugs on sexual function

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
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Title
The influence of atypical antipsychotic drugs on sexual function
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s84528
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Authors

Marek Jan Just

Abstract

Human sexuality is contingent upon many biological and psychological factors. Such factors include sexual drive (libido), physiological arousal (lubrication/erection), orgasm, and ejaculation, as well as maintaining normal menstrual cycle. The assessment of sexual dysfunction can be difficult due to the intimate nature of the problem and patients' unwillingness to discuss it. Also, the problem of dysfunction is often overlooked by doctors. Atypical antipsychotic treatment is a key component of mental disorders' treatment algorithms recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, the American Psychiatric Association, and the British Society for Psychopharmacology. The relationship between atypical antipsychotic drugs and sexual dysfunction is mediated in part by antipsychotic blockade of pituitary dopamine D2 receptors increasing prolactin secretion, although direct correlations have not been established between raised prolactin levels and clinical symptoms. Variety of mechanisms are likely to contribute to antipsychotic-related sexual dysfunction, including hyperprolactinemia, sedation, and antagonism of a number of neurotransmitter receptors (α-adrenergic, dopaminergic, histaminic, and muscarinic). Maintaining normal sexual function in people treated for mental disorders can affect their quality of life, mood, self-esteem, attitude toward taking medication, and compliance during therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 65 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 14%
Other 9 14%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Other 22 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 36%
Unspecified 11 17%
Psychology 11 17%
Neuroscience 5 8%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Other 11 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 November 2015.
All research outputs
#3,292,534
of 12,517,383 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#477
of 2,120 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,675
of 232,089 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#26
of 110 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,517,383 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,120 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 110 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its contemporaries.