Dr. Stacy Elliott, MD, discusses depression & erectile dysfunction.
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Featuring Dr. Stacy Elliott, MD
Duration: 55 seconds
Men who have depression will likely have sexual problems.
The reason for this is that the depression tends to cause a generalized loss of sexual interest. It can affect your erections either in the morning, with self-stimulation, or with a partner.
It shouldn’t affect your ejaculation per se; however medications used for depression can affect both, your sexual drive or libido, may affect your erections, and may delay the orgasm. If you’re seeing your physician regarding your diabetes, be sure to ask him about your sexual function.
There’s many things that can be done to help you improve your sexual dysfunction whether you’re depressed, even coming out of your depression, or to counteract the effect of depression medications.
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