For many men, psychological issues play a role in
erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Careful
attention to these issues and attempts to relieve sexual anxieties should be a
part of therapy for all men with these problems.
The type of
therapy and how long it lasts depends on what type of problem (depression,
anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder) you have.
Urologist Drogo Montague, MD, is the go-to guy for penis implants. No, we’re
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get an erection. Most of the 30 million men in the United States who have ED
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Evidence shows that group therapy helps with erection
problems in some men. Adding group therapy to treatment with sildenafil
(Viagra) helped more than Viagra alone. Men who took part in group therapy also
were more likely to keep taking their medicine.1
Melnik T, et al. (2007). Psychosocial interventions
for erectile dysfunction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3).
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
May 12, 2010
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May 12, 2010
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