We are pleased to announce that the RxISK Prize, which was launched on 12 September 2017, has reached it’s goal of $100,000. This consists of money that has been donated as well as pledges from two generous donors who have provided written agreement to hand over money in the event that a cure for post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) is found.
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed.
Even though the target has been reached, we are still accepting donations and pledges. To donate, go to the RxISK Prize and click the Donate button. If you are interested in pledging a significant sum of money instead, please see our Closing The Gap blog post for more details.
Patients with PSSD often have difficulty finding a supportive doctor who knows about the condition. Our 2019 paper, Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction: Patient experiences of engagement with healthcare professionals, detailed some of the appalling responses that patients have received when trying to get help for what can be a life-changing condition. You can read more about that study in our blog post, PSSD Patient Experiences.
We have therefore started to build an international list of doctors who are familiar with the condition. It’s called PSSD Doctors & Specialists and you can find it under Tools in the main menu. There’s also a link to it from the Diagnosis section of our main PSSD page.
We only have a few names so far and we need your help to expand this list. If you know a doctor that you think would be suitable, can you approach them and see if they would be willing to be included. Please let us know either way who you have contacted and their response.
They might be your local GP or maybe a specialist that you were referred to at a hospital. They might have known about PSSD to begin with, or perhaps they’d never heard of it but learned about it through their interactions with you.
After you’ve approached them, please contact us with the following information:
This isn’t about finding experts. It’s about finding doctors who recognize the condition and could reasonably be expected to diagnose a patient. We have made it clear at the top of the list that we are not claiming that any of these doctors can offer a cure.
At the moment, we are only including medical doctors (MDs) who actually see patients. This can be in a clinical or research setting, but would exclude anyone who works solely in a teaching or laboratory setting and doesn’t see patients.
It would be great if we could get at least one doctor from every country.