In an article entitled, Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction Among Newer Antidepressants (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2002: 63(4):357-66), professors from the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia reported on a study involving 1,101 U.S. primary care clinics, 4,534 women and 1,763 men.  They stated:

•    Sexual dysfunction commonly occurs during antidepressant treatment
•    The reported rates of sexual dysfunction vary across antidepressants and are typically underreported in product literature
•    Because antidepressant-associated sexual dysfunction is considerably underestimated by physicians, greater recognition and education are imperative when prescribing antidepressant treatment,

In Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction and its Management, Steffany J. Fredman, MA and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, stated,

Treatment-emergent (arising from treatment) SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction ranges from approximately 30% to 70% of patients treated for depression.”