According to DSM-5 Sexual dysfunction is defined as “a clinically significant disturbance in a person's ability to respond sexually or to experience sexual pleasure”.
Aim & Objectives: To assess prevalence of sexual dysfunction in males with psychiatric illness compared to other medical patients in Psychiatry Department, Medicine Department, Respiratory Department of Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, and Indore.
Methodology: This study is a Comparative cross-sectional study conducted at Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Indore for duration of 6 Months. Subjects was taken from department of Psychiatry, Medicine Department, Respiratory Department Index Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Indore fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Study sample will consist of 100 cases and 100 control.
Result: There was a positive relationship established between Psychiatric ill male patients and sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction was significantly high in mentally ill patients i.e., 59% compared to our control group i.e. other medical patients (23%). Among the Psychiatric disorders highest frequency was observed in Schizophrenia which was 73%. Other prevalence was: bipolar disorders-49%, depressive disorders-51%, anxiety disorders–36% and Alcohol Use Disorder–58%. Among our control group the maximum frequency was observed in patients with heart diseases which was 41%. Other prevalence were liver disorders-25%, Diabetic-20%, genitourinary tract disorders-15% and resp. disorders-10%. It was also found that there was no significant difference in total testosterone level of both groups but prolactin level was significantly higher among psychiatric patients.
Conclusion: Prevalence of sexual dysfunctions are higher among psychiatric ill male patients than medical patients therefore more attention should be given to the treatment of these disorders and counselling should also be done.