Sexu al Functi on of Pati ents with Parkinson’s Dise ase

Authors: P. Kotková 1;  P. Weiss 2
Authors‘ workplace: Psychi atrická léčebna Kosmonosy, 2Sexuologický ústav 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 1
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2009; 72/105(3): 222-226
Category: Review Article


Parkinson’s dise ase is a seri o us chronic illness with incre asing incidence. The sex life of pati ents suffering from Parkinson’s dise ase is therefore a very significant topic. This problem is multidisciplinary, having a ne urological, psychological as well as sexuological backgro und. Both symptoms and tre atment of this illness can influence sexu ality; the sci entific activiti es are, therefore, primarily focused on factors ca using a deteri orati on of the pati ents’ sexu al functi ons. Conclusi ons of the rese arch that has been carri ed o ut so far are often contradictory, and no summarizing or meta‑analytic studi es have been published, either. The article therefore sums up the most important rese arch into this issue with the emphasis on psychological aspects.

Key words:
Parkinson’s dise ase –  sexu al life –  sexu al dysfuncti ons


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