Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

counselling-for-erectile-dysfunctionThe psychological causes of erectile dysfunction are emotionally based in nature. They are typically identified, at the primary physician’s office when a man is dissatisfied with his sexual performance. While it can be upsetting to address this issue, there is no reason to suffer in silence. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, this is all very easily handled through a combination of counseling and medication.

The psychological causes of erectile dysfunction are typically based on stress, depression or a combination of the two. The symptoms can appear in many ways and behave irregularly. Some men even find that they can gain an erection at times, but not reliably. When the level of satisfaction for a man’s sex life occurs, then it is identified and at that point, the man can begin to seek treatment.

Medications can help improve circulation to the penis. The circulatory system is what creates the physical side of the erection. So the medications that exist today can help. The medications that are used, like Sildenafil, Vardenafil, Tadalafil and Avanafil can be sufficiently effective in the treatment of psychological erectile dysfunction. Some men, however, need additional help to cure the problem with erectile dysfunction.

It should be noted that some of the medications that are used for erectile dysfunction cause even more problems for the man. It is always extremely important to be checked for other underlying physical problems before medications are prescribed. In some cases, what is originally thought to be psychological can be the actual result of a physical condition, which is then compounded by the psychological consequences of poor performance. That is why it is important for any man that is dealing with erectile dysfunction to be seen by a doctor first. This applies to psychological drugs that are prescribed for depression as well.

It is easy to see that the psychological causes of erectile dysfunction can be addressed through counseling as well. Once the physical issues and risks are addressed, then it is time to help the man with the effects of the condition. According to the DSM-5, (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Sexual Dysfunctions), it doesn’t matter how the condition developed. The man will need some psychological care in order to help him deal with the condition and its effects. When this is handled properly, then the sexual issue can be easily addressed, and the man can get on with his life.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Sexual Dysfunctions
The University of Maryland Medical Center

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