Wikipedia Page Gone, But RxISK Presses On to Educate about Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction

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The English-language page on Wikipedia about Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD) was removed earlier this year, re-posted, and removed again in July, but according to RxISK, their organization is pressing on with efforts to learn more and educate the public about antidepressants and PSSD. RxISK is soliciting participants for an fMRI study, and recently published two studies in the International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine.

In one of the studies, led by Carys Hogan and MIA Foreign Correspondent David Healy of the University of Bangor, the researchers reviewed 120 reports from over 20 countries compiled in their RxISK online database, where people had stated that they had experienced enduring sexual problems after ceasing taking SSRI antidepressant medications. “There appears to be a common syndrome involving erectile dysfunction in men, loss of lubrication in women, genital anaesthesia, lack of orgasm and loss of libido,” the researchers wrote. “The availability of 120 reports from over 20 countries add to the case for the validity of the syndrome.” The article also discusses possible biological mechanisms that could lead to the syndrome, and reviews various experiments with treatments.

The full study is available and the discussions among Wikipedia editors about whether to delete the page about PSSD are also included in a series of posts on the RxISK blog.

PSSD – One Hundred and Twenty Cases (RxISK, July 9, 2014)

RxISK Research on PSSD (RxISK, July 18, 2014)

One hundred and twenty cases of enduring sexual dysfunction following treatment (Hogan, Carys et al. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine 26 (2014) 109–116 DOI 10.3233/JRS-140617)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Wikipedia is censorship prone and basically deletes validly sourced articles and content routinely. It is hard because the editors are not in this to create an unbiased complete article, they push agendas and fight each other, it also seems controlled by special interests and government. In fact government has been caught modifying pages before.

    My guess , drug companies have a very strong voice on Wikipedia and some editor doing their bidding just had to raise his voice to call to question any part of it, such as allegedly violating Wikipedia’s rules which others editors and Admins may not be able to tell wasn’t true typically by making fanciful claims that cited sources were not valid or article seemed like self research, it would be deleted no matter how legit it was after that or you would have a hard time keeping certain information intact. For the drug companies and investors the fear of such article is liability and the truth being made too readily accessible…

    It has happened a lot to pages covering government mind control / weapons tech, the entire article on patented military technology faced an edit war w/ sabotage then was deleted in 2010. The article title was ‘synthetic telepathy’. Other pages that remain are lacking and are tilted towards disproving the technology exists, probably to cover up the governments classified ability to remotely tap and alter peoples brains in electronic warfare and surveillance.. The article that replaced it, called BCI or brain-computer interface article has been void of all the information and until recently references to the Army developing the technology would be deleted.