Super model Paulina Porizkova explained in the Huffington Post her two years of being medicated for anxiety with Lexapro in a story: Ending a Midlife Affair with Meds.
One quote really struck me and made me think about the effects of antidepressants on the the family and loved ones of the person taking anti depressants.
"I used to joke to my friends that after 24 years with my husband, we were, sexually speaking, a finely tuned precision engine. But now it felt as though I was being touched through a barrier, or, in this instance, a thick and cumbersome rug. After a while, it seemed like being intimate was just too much work for too little pay".
The sexual dysfunction attributable to antidepressants are under reported by Big Pharma and patients are not clearly warned of the impact of this side effect. Prescribing medications like Effexor that have a 60% chance of erasing a woman's libido is simply irresponsible without full disclosure.