Erectile Dysfunction: Psychological Causes

When it comes to erectile dysfunction or ED we can accuse psychological factors up to 10%-20%. Sometimes it is observed that the ED is nothing but a secondary reaction of an underlying physical problem. The psychological effect of ED can come from childhood abuse or any type of sexual trauma. Dr Sagnik Mukherjee, the Best Psychiatrist in Kolkata will give you solutions on Psychological causes.

The most common psychological reasons for ED are as follows:

Stress: One of the major factors these days is killing us silently from inside every day. Employment-related stress, as well as financial to marital stress, are on the top of the list.

Anxiety: Along came anxiety when a man experiences erectile dysfunction he starts worrying that the problem might come back and this creates “performance anxiety” aka fear of sexual failure and as a result a consistent ED grasps him.

Guilt: Guilt is a silent partner of this problem, especially today when the value of a relationship can be measured in many ways. A man can feel guilty that he is not capable of satisfying his sexual partner.

Depression: It penetrates a man both physically as well as psychologically. The most interesting thing is that depression can cause ED when a man is actually having a great sexual life. Sometimes ED can be drug (therapeutic or non-therapeutic) induced as well.

Low self-esteem: This can be a post effect of ED and it related to the feeling of inadequacy or it can be the result of any other issue which is not related to sexual performance.

Indifference: Aging can be accused here and a subsequent loss of interest in sexual relationships.

When to seek medical advice and treatment?

Every man will experience Erectile Dysfunction at one time or another. But if the problem persists and occurs more than half of the time, or if the sexual partner is concerned about it then seek professional help. Therapy and medication can be considered as treatment if the cause of ED is found to be psychological. You can consult Kolkata Psychiatrist and get treatment for ED.

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Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee is a highly regarded psychiatrist in Kolkata, bringing over a decade of experience in mental health to his practice. With a medical degree from Chittaranjan Hospital and an MD in psychiatry, his expertise spans adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, depression, anxiety-related disorders, and relationship issues. He has built a strong professional foundation, having worked at esteemed institutions such as Chittaranjan Hospital, SVS Medical College & Hospital, KPC Medical College, and Iris Hospital. His clinic is known for its advanced technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing personalised mental health care, including medication management, individual and group therapy, and specialised services for substance abuse and eating disorders. His holistic approach takes into account lifestyle, diet, environment, and family dynamics when creating effective treatment plans. Additionally, he’s a respected TV speaker on social issues and offers online consultations for patient convenience, making him a trusted figure in the field of psychiatry in Kolkata.