Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PTSD Veterans Twice As Likely to Be Dissatisfied About Sex Life

Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Report
Dissatisfaction With Sex Life, Women Often Have Less Sex

Medical Daily
By Ed Cara
Jun 7, 2016

“In both genders, a diagnosis of PTSD was associated with decreased sexual satisfaction, independent of medications used to treat PTSD, such as opioids and SSRIs,” they concluded.
Veterans who return home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also struggle with their sex lives, suggests a recent study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

The researchers examined data taken from a long-running cohort study of warzone veterans called the Veterans After-Discharge Longitudinal Registry, or VALOR. They then compared 987 veterans with PTSD to 594 veterans without the condition. Those with the disorder were nearly twice as likely to feel dissatisfied about their sex lives as well as more likely to report sexual dysfunction than those without. And while men in both groups were about equally likely to report being sexually active, women with PTSD were less likely to report having sex in the past three months than their counterparts.
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