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.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes referred to as impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse. Millions of men in the U.S. have erectile dysfunction. It may be caused by diseases, complications from surgery, side effects of certain medications, lifestyle factors, and psychological factors.
Erectile dysfunction can be treated at any age. Treatment depends on your overall health and the underlying cause of the problem. If erectile...
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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