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Sexual functioning in bipolar disorder

Milena Kansy, Weronika Rodak, Mariusz Furgał
DOI: 10.5603/SP.2020.0008
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Seksuologia Polska 2020;18.

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Abstract

The aim of this article is an attempt to show various aspects of sexual functioning of people suffering from
bipolar disorder. By reviewing the literature and currently available information on obstacles in the sexual life
of patients and their partners, it gives the opportunity to gain a broader perspective on difficulties resulting
from the symptoms of the disease, treatment and disease development. The following parts of the article
will present how sexual life is influenced by: disease development and stage, type of intimate relationship
and pharmacological treatment. This article will also describe the risks associated with sexual behavior
that may occur during periods of mania. Short comments to the reviewed results, resulting from therapeutic
experience of authors were added.

Abstract

The aim of this article is an attempt to show various aspects of sexual functioning of people suffering from
bipolar disorder. By reviewing the literature and currently available information on obstacles in the sexual life
of patients and their partners, it gives the opportunity to gain a broader perspective on difficulties resulting
from the symptoms of the disease, treatment and disease development. The following parts of the article
will present how sexual life is influenced by: disease development and stage, type of intimate relationship
and pharmacological treatment. This article will also describe the risks associated with sexual behavior
that may occur during periods of mania. Short comments to the reviewed results, resulting from therapeutic
experience of authors were added.

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Keywords

bipolar disorder, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunction

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Title

Sexual functioning in bipolar disorder

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 18 (2020): Continuous Publishing

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Published online

2021-01-04

DOI

10.5603/SP.2020.0008

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Seksuologia Polska 2020;18.

Keywords

bipolar disorder
sexual functioning
sexual dysfunction

Authors

Milena Kansy
Weronika Rodak
Mariusz Furgał

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