Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Auditorium, 2nd floor, WPIC of UPMC
James Dombroski, MD, Family Medicine Faculty, UPMC McKeesport
Konasale Prasad, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, WPIC
Gregory Thorkelson, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, WPIC, Associate Medical Director, Center for Integrative Medicine
Rationale: Sexual function is a critical element of self-image and mental health. Psychotropic medications can affect sexual function, leading to further patient distress and medication non-compliance. It is important for mental health and primary care providers to address sexual side effects with patients on psychotropic medications, and to identify when sexual dysfunction is due to other etiologies. Understanding normal human sexual function will allow health care providers to facilitate these discussions with their patients.
1. Review physiology of human male sexual function (including orgasm).
2. Review physiology of human female sexual function (including orgasm).
3. Discuss how psychotropic medications may affect sexual function.
4. Learn from experienced physicians how they would approach addressing these issues with patients in a case-based format.
5. Expose providers to colloquial vernacular of sexual function.