More MS news articles for May 2001

Episodic hyperlibidinism in multiple sclerosis

Changes in sexual function are commonly associated with MS and occur in many forms. Hypersexual thoughts or behavior are rare, but can present on the background of persistent cognitive impairment or psychiatric conditions such as mania, whereas isolated hypersexuality is still rarer. The clinical, neuropsychological, electrodiagnostic, neuroimaging and endocrine findings in an MS patient with episodes of greatly increased libido are described. Imaging and neuropsychologicol studies indicated frontal lobe dysfunction; hormone studies showed no significant changes.

CONCLUSION: Episodic hypersexuality can be a recurrent transient manifestation of MS.

SOURCE: Gondim FA, Thomas FP. Mult Scler 2001 Feb;7(1):67-70

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Submission date: 03/05/01