Sexual desire indeed starts in the domain of the individual’s brain. It travels the way down with the help of specialized neuro chemicals that are generally referred to as neurotransmitters. A boost is brought about in the flow of these chemicals and they amplify the communication between the numerous cells of the brain. Eventually, an enhanced amount of blood flow is triggered to the primary sex organs of a human body. Depressed patients have a disturbed sex life, because a problem arises when the circuit of brain that is responsible for the communication between the cells does not perform its function vigilantly, which tends to a lack of interest in the sexual desires.
There is an inability to bring about an initiation in the activity of sex, and also to take pleasure in the activity which basically leads to a feeling of negligence in the mindset of the other partner. The sex life of both the individuals does suffer thus posing harm to their relationship status on a consistent basis. Patients suffering from depression always are hesitant and are not able to share the feelings to even their close ones around. They are not able to articulate well leading to a negative impact of depression on their sex lives. Thus, there is an immediate need to find prominent measures for the treatment of depression and also to support the depressed patients in order to help them cope throughout the path of recovery.
Effects of depression on men and women may be different and gradually change with the changing situation leading to hormonal changes in the endocrine system. Generally in men, a usual damping down of the activity in the brain leads to certain noticeable symptoms such as feeling of consistent tiredness, physical as well as mental fatigue, hopelessness, anger. These signs are generally associated with the complexities of loss of libido and subsequent erection problems. In women, the chemical changes that are a result of depression bring about reduced activity of brain which generally is linked with the symptoms of lack of interest in the activity of sex. In many cases, frequently there is a noticeable trouble in reaching out to the orgasm. There is a need to understand the illness well and work on the effective measures to find the treatment for the same.