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Erectile Dysfunction Disorder
Psychological Disorder – Sexual Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction
<Your Name>, Student
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Introduction to Behavioral Science
<Instructor Name>, Instructor
January 8, 2009
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Erectile Dysfunction Disorder
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that is a common psychological disorder.
Sexual dysfunction is can be defined as ones inability to enjoy sexual encounters, affecting both
men and women. Sexual dysfunctions seldom threaten one’s physical health, rather, they tend to
affect one’s psychological health; depression and anxiety are common psychological effects of
sexual dysfunction.
ED, the sexual dysfunction among men, refers to the inability to achieve or maintain an
erection that is suitable for intercourse (Morris & Maisto). ED can occur at any time during a
man’s life. Physical causes of ED can include alcohol or tobacco use, fatigue, brain or spinal
cord injuries, liver or kidney failure, and specific types of prostate or bladder surgery. These
physical causes can occur at any time during a man’s life; however, ED is more common in men
over the age of 65 (AAFP, 2006). Some medical problems, such as diabetes and hypertension,
can also lead to ED. Medications associated with hypertension often have a side affect of ED.
Consulting a physician may be necessary to discuss the sexual dysfunction and possible
prescription changes to alleviate the side affects associated with certain medications.
Personal feelings can also lead to ED. Nervous feelings, whether associated with the
sexual encounter or just nervous in general, self-consciousness, depression, and stress can hinder
a man’s ability to form and maintain an erection (AAFP). Many factors in a man’s life can cause
ED. A major step towards treatment of ED is consulting a physician.
We all know our bodies and we can usually determine if something is operating as it
should. Self-diagnosing ED is the first step in realizing there may be a problem. Consulting a
physician will determine the cause of ED by performing a physical examination, blood tests, and
analyze current medications. Through this analysis, the physician can determine the cause and
suggest a specific form of treatment. If these tests cannot aid the physician in determining the
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Psychological Disorder - Sexual Dysfunction - Erectile Dysfunction , Student Axia College of University of Phoenix Introduction to Behavioral Science , Instructor January 8, 2009 Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that is a common psychological disorder. Sexual dysfunction is can be defined as one's inability to enjoy sexual encounters, affecting both men and women. Sexual dysfunctions seldom threaten one's physical health, rather, they tend to affect one's psychological health; depression and anxiety are common psychological effects of sexual dysfunction. ED, the sexual dysfunction among men, refers to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is suitable for intercourse (Morris & Maisto). ED can occur at any time during a man's life. Physical causes of ED can include alcohol or tobacco use, fatigue, brain or spinal cord injuries, liver or kidney failure, and specific types of prostate or bladder surgery. These physical causes can occur at any time during a man's life; however, ED is more common in men over the age of 65 (AAFP, 2006). Some medical problems, such as diabetes and hypertension, can also lead to ED. Medications associated with hypertension often have a side affect of ED. Consulting a physician may be necessary to discuss the sexual dysfunction and possible prescription changes to alleviate the side affects associated with certain medications. Personal feelings can als ...
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