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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Dysfunctions in OCD in a Tertiary Medical College

Rajarshi Guha Thakurta, Om Prakash Singh, Pradipto Dhar, Sharmila Sarkar, Paramita Ray, Asim Kumar Mallick

Keywords : OCD, Sexual Dysfunction

Citation Information : Thakurta RG, Singh OP, Dhar P, Sarkar S, Ray P, Mallick AK. Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Dysfunctions in OCD in a Tertiary Medical College. 2014; 17 (2):20-30.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-17-2-20

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Normal sexual behavior brings pleasure to oneself and one's partner involves stimulation of the primary sex organs including coitus; it is devoid of inappropriate feelings of guilt or anxiety and is not compulsive. Sexual functioning is influenced by a number of factors, mental illness being one of them. Sexual dysfunction in patients with OCD has mostly been studied independently or in gender-specific studies. These studies have reported significant dysfunction in different areas of sexual functioning. The aim of this study is an attempt to assess & compare the presence, prevalence & types of sexual dysfunctions (SD) in OCD mostly coming from rural background in a Tertiary Government Hospital in West Bengal. Our study revealed Sexual dysfunction was in 53.33% of the subjects. Orgasmic dysfunction was the most frequent dysfunction 20.51% in females (N=8), followed by problems in desire15.38%. However since the data were collected from a specific population, the degree to which they represent the general population cannot be commented upon.

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