Is depression normal when you have erectile dysfunction?
It is not uncommon for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to feel angry, frustrated, sad, or even unsure of themselves. While there are many medical causes of ED, studies have shown that men with ED may be twice as likely to develop clinical depression as compared to those without ED.
Depression is treatable. The first step is to be honest with yourself, your partner, and your doctor. After depression is brought out into the open, dealing with it is easier and less stressful.
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