Our expert says:
Most antidepressants can cause a loss of sexual interest in SOME of those who take them, none cause it in everyone who takes them. Some are less likely to have this effect than others, and whe someone experiences this annoying side-effect on one, he will usually respond well ( depression-wise ) to a different antidepressant, and not experience the loss of libido.
Not all men are deeply interested in sex, some have a relatively low sex drive anyway, and one more easily afected by meds. But there is no need for the pair of you to just accept this. Have him seen by a good local specialist psychiatrist for re-assessment, and to choose a different med, which should be as effective for his depression, and which should not reduce his sex interest. What has hapened so far is not your fault, and not his, either. Depression itself also often reduces libido ( sexual interest ) so effective treatment of the depression is important for both of you If CBT counselling is available, it would be helpful for both the depression and other problems, as well.
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