Antidepressants are a vital resource in the management of moderate to severe depression. They work by modifying the balance of chemicals in the brain responsible for mood. Each of the many types of antidepressants affects these chemicals in different ways. Most antidepressant prescriptions, including citalopram and fluoxetine, are in the drug family called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which have been known to affect sexual health. Other antidepressants, such as bupropion and mirtazapine, have lower sexual side effects.
For women, antidepressants can hinder the effects of