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Psychological issues may play a role in erection problems. These issues may include depression, anxiety disorder, or another mental health disorder.
Psychological treatment is most likely to be helpful for those who:
The type of therapy and how long it lasts depends on what type of problem you have. Both group or one-on-one therapy may be used. It's often helpful to involve your partner in the therapy.
Evidence from studies done on men shows that group therapy helps with erection problems in some men. Adding group therapy to treatment with Viagra helped more than Viagra alone. Men who took part in group therapy also were more likely to keep taking their medicine.footnote 1
Melnik T, et al. (2007). Psychosocial interventions for erectile dysfunction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3).
Current as of:
February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineChristopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of: February 11, 2021
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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