Volume 39, Number 4 (2-2016)                   Research in Medicine 2016, 39(4): 195-200 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghasemzade H, Raisi F, Karamghadiri N, Firoozi R. The Role of obsessive-compulsive disorder with depressive symptoms and without depressive symptoms on sexual function. Research in Medicine. 2016; 39 (4) :195-200
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1415-en.html

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Abstract:   (2015 Views)

Background and Aim: Concurrent depression has been mentioned as a possible factor which might reinforces relationship between OCD and sexual dysfunction. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate sexual function in OCD patients with and without depressive symptoms.

Materials and Methods: subjects were 56 married OCD patients referred to outpatient clinic of Roozbeh psychiatric hospital and three private psychiatric clinics in Tehran from 2011 to 2013. Participants completed demographic questionnaire, OCI-R, MOCI, BDI-II, IIEF, FSFI.

Results: 80.6% of women and 25% of men had sexual dysfunction and 82% of patients had depressive symptoms. Comparing sexual dysfunction in OCD patients with and without depressive symptoms demonstrated that mean index of  IIEF in erection and satisfaction subscales of men without depressive symptoms (BDI-II index= < 15) is higher than those with depressive symptoms and the mean index of FSFI in women showed a marginal significance in pain subscale of FSFI. Conclusions: Regarding to possible role of depressive symptoms on sexual function, sexual assessment in all OCD patients should be considered. 

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2015/04/24 | Accepted: 2016/03/2 | Published: 2016/03/14

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