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Mental Health and ED

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Mental health and ED are common disorders for men, and they’re related. But not how you think.

Reviewed by Young Jo, M.D. , | Psychiatry, | Psychiatry

The Basics
Treatment
Living with Mental Health Conditions and ED

The Basics

The Facts About Mental Health and ED

ED often impacts your mental health, which exacerbates symptoms, creating a vicious cycle.

The conditions conspire to create what may seem to be an insurmountable twosome. It's not.

Positive, negative and traumatic experiences affect libido, but these situations can be managed.

Mental health issues can deliver a double whammy to erectile function, so weigh your options.

Treatment

Treatment of Mental Health Conditions and ED

Given the connection between mental health and ED, it's no surprise treating one treats both.

Therapy with a significant other can help men cope with—or maybe even improve—erectile problems.

When mental blocks lead to erectile issues, a therapist can help, but know what to expect.

Therapy designed specifically for sexual function bridges patients' mental and physical issues.

Living with Mental Health Conditions and ED

Living With Mental Health Conditions and ED

Erectile dysfunction can affect your emotions and mental state, but you can deal with it.

Even if the physiological side is good to go, the psychological side can battle the bulge.

Often overlooked in men, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder have sexual side effects.

Talking will help in the long run, but pleasure can be achieved in the absence of an erection.