sexuality concerns for men

Erectile Dysfunction: The Importance of Sex Therapy In Treatment

The specific psychosocial therapy needed for erectile dysfunction (ED) is dependent on understanding all medical and non-medical contributions.

A thorough psychosexual evaluation is needed to determine the underlying psychological, relational, environmental and medical contributions. It is important to understanding:

  • How the symptoms evolved over time.

  • How the factors that predisposed the individual precipitated and maintain the symptoms.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction from an individual psychological perspective.

Erectile Dysfunction: What it Is and How to Start with Treatment

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in 10% of men under 35 years old and 50% or more of men over 60 years old. There are many medical and psychological risk factors for ED and a complex and interactive set of variables can lead to ED.

ED is diagnosed based on self-report and is further classified as having organic causes (vascular, hormonal or neurogenic) or psychological. ED due to psychological reasons is usually made as a diagnosis of exclusion when no organic factors are present.