Our expert says:
Firstly, there are ALWAYS opportunities for highly enjoyable intimacy, even when, for whatever reason, there is no sex. Usually, a person does not ned to remain on medicaion for years, for an Anxiety Disorder. Better use of available medications PLUS CBT : Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, can usually clear up Anxiety Disorders. Most ( but not all ) of the antidepressants C AN cause sexual dysfunctions ( possibly loss of libido / desire, or problems with erection or ejaculation ) in SOME of the people who take them, but none of them cause this in everyone, so if he needs to be taking an antidepressant, they should be able to find one that does not affect him in this way.
So I think he COULD be treated for anxiety without this side-effect. I don't know who has been treating him all this time. If it is a GP, or even a shrink, the time has surely come for a second opinion, from a proper specialist psychiatrist, for a full re-assessment of his diagnosis and a discussion of all treatment options. This should certainly include CBT which is effective in depression as well as anxiety disorders, and will not reduce his libido at all. I'm also sure that whatever existing problems there are could be cleared up.
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