Mental health issues often cause problems with ED. But you don’t have to suffer in silence.

When you hear the term erectile dysfunction (ED), you might automatically conjure up images of elderly men, but you’d be mistaken. Erectile dysfunction is a chronic condition that occurs when a man can’t get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is very common. One in 10 men will experience it in his lifetime, and worldwide, the prevalence of ED is expected to increase to 322 million men by 2025.

Typically, erectile dysfunction starts in middle age or later and has many potential causes, both physical and psychological. Less discussed is that younger men can be impacted by the condition. Although less common, research shows that ED is increasing in younger men, some as young as their early