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I am 38 male and hypocondriac patient since last 5 year.. i am taking venlafaxine xr 75 mg per day..anxiety 80% reduced.. nw my problem is..; one week before i saw a paraphillic patient in a train. And aftr the discussion wt friends about the paraphillia disease . Some them told it is induced by some drugs. Then onwards i am worring that is the venlafaxine drug can induce paraphillia.. and about my history i never experienced any type of paraphillic nature or impulses in my life.. its only worry..there have no impluses to me related paraphillia
... here i need to know my long term venlafaxine xr treatment may leads ro any paraphillic disorder especially frotteurism, homosexuality..voyuerism..pls expect a valuable relpy from u sir

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Thanks for posting your query at
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
I am very sure about this that venlafaxine will never lead to any kind of paraphilia. Some drugs do increase sexulaity but none of the drugs can cause paraphilia as it is innate and develops with very early sexuality.
Hope this helps,
If you have further query, do let me know.
Kind regards,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Patient replied :

Thanks... i never have any any symptoms of paraphillia in my life... and have two question sir..i heard that snri action of serotonin level up ing can reduce sexual drive, if it is there have no chance for paraphillia due to snri medication? .. and is the paraphillia emerge with puberty? If it is i have no chance cz nw i am abve 30 and never experienced any type of paraphillic emotion yet.. and i am living a decent life ....


Yes it is true.
Paraphilia emerges by puberty and snri basically reduce sexual desire to some extent. So its not possible for you to develop paraphilia.

Hope this helps
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy

Patient replied :

Thanku sir...ur excellent reply helpd me verymuch...

Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Category: Sexologist
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Certificate Course in sex Therapy and Counselling, Sexology and Counselling, A
Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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