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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 949036, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/949036
Research Article

A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Maca Root as Treatment for Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in Women

1Depression Clinical and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Received 17 December 2014; Revised 11 March 2015; Accepted 23 March 2015

Academic Editor: Sonia Piacente

Copyright © 2015 Christina M. Dording et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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