Sexual Pharmacology . Susan J Campling, RN, Psy.D Director of S pecial Projects Pine Grove Behavioral Health Hattiesburg MS 39402. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy.
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Susan J Campling, RN, Psy.D
Director of Special Projects
Pine Grove Behavioral Health
Hattiesburg MS 39402
In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
“Every addiction presentation must have
at least one brain slide.”
Maternal love and romantic love are more alike than lust yet there is significant over- lap.
IvankaSavic and Per Linstrom, Stockholm Brain Institute, April 2008, Pet and MRI Differences in cerebral asymmetry and functional conductivity between homo and heterosexual subjects
Back to medications
What is priapism?
Beta 2 Andrenergic Activity
Reducing anxiety and panic
Diminishes active sexual response
Valium and Xanax stimulate GABA receptors
Alcoholism, the GABA system is down-regulated and the neuron may eventually become dependent on alcohol to enable GABA to function.
Prolactin- elevated levels in nursing mothers; reduces sex drive in both men and women
Serotonin-restrains excessive excitement
Thyroid- sub therapeutic deceases sex drive and is associated with depression; elevated is toxic to tissue metabolism
Cocaine, Adderall, Ritalin,…
Why would stimulants possibly lead to
Dopamine deficiency syndromes;
Restless leg syndrome
Research on use in IVF
Anything that floods D into what
brain structure can become addictive?
What over the counter GERD medication may have androgen properties?