Our expert says:
Decreased sex drive (libido) commonly occurs in people who are in a depresive state and although the medication used to treat these conditions helps improve the depressive symptoms, they may result in a further decrease libido. You have mentioned that you love each other and you seem so supportive of his illness but it is also normal that you would like to enjoy a healthy sex life. I would recommend that you discuss the issue with him and that you should both talk to the medical practioner or psychiatrist who is treating him. They may be able to safely adjust his medication. You may find that it helps to discuss your problem with a profesisonal who deals with relationship/sexual therapy. You can obtain the name of an appropriate professional from the South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA) helpline 0860 100 262.
For more information, go to the SASHA website : www.sexualhealth.co.za
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