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

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_41AD261C5C1B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Inappropriate sexual behaviour in a case of ALS and FTD: successful treatment with sertraline.
Périodique
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Auteur(s)
Anneser J.M., Jox R.J., Borasio G.D.
ISSN
1748-2968 (Print)
ISSN-L
1471-180X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Volume
8
Numéro
3
Pages
189-190
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
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
Pubmed
Web of science
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14/01/2014 10:17
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