Inappropriate sexual behaviour in a case of ALS and FTD: successful treatment with sertraline.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_41AD261C5C1B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Inappropriate sexual behaviour in a case of ALS and FTD: successful treatment with sertraline.
Journal
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Author(s)
Anneser J.M., Jox R.J., Borasio G.D.
ISSN
1748-2968 (Print)
ISSN-L
1471-180X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
8
Number
3
Pages
189-190
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In a subset of patients, ALS is associated with frontotemporal dysfunction (ALS-FTD). Clinically, ALS-FTD may present with a variable spectrum of cognitive and behavioural deficits. We report a 53-year-old ALS-FTD patient developing inappropriate sexual behaviour (ISB) manifesting as a vigorous sexual drive with exhausting demands for sexual intercourse and physical aggressions against his wife. This distressing symptom could be alleviated with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline. ISB is an embarrassing symptom for most patients and their caregivers and may therefore be under-reported. Since effective treatment is available, we suggest an open and proactive discussion of sexual issues in this patient group.
Keywords
Adult, Aggression, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/complications, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/psychology, Dementia/complications, Dementia/psychology, Fatal Outcome, Humans, Male, Mental Disorders/drug therapy, Mental Disorders/etiology, Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors/therapeutic use, Sertraline/therapeutic use, Sexual Behavior
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Web of science
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