Psychologist

What can a psychologist do for ED Treatment?

80% of erectile dysfunction issues are physical. However, we know that our sexual health is closely related to our mental health. Oakwood Health Network understands this and works closely with professional psychologists who help men obtain better mental health and greater well-being.

Why is mental health so important?

Many men don’t connect their mental health with the physical or sexual issues they may be experiencing. However, medical researchers are learning more about the connection between mental health and ED and how mental health issues can often make ED symptoms worse.

These mental health issues include:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Mental Fatigue
  • Low self-confidence
  • Self-doubt
  • Feelings of blame
  • Feelings of failure

Medical research shows that men who are experiencing ED face higher rates of depression — up to 192% — so if a man’s mental health wasn’t a concern before he began experiencing ED, it can become a serious issue after.

How does talking about it helps?

When a man allows himself to be honest about what he is feeling, the effects on his mental and physical health can be very positive. Addressing past traumas or current feelings of anxiety or depression with a professional psychologist can be an effective treatment that goes hand-in-hand with other reliable ED treatment methods. A man mustn’t hide or distort what he’s feeling. It’s not embarrassing to admit and discuss the truth, and the benefits to man’s physical and mental health can be significant.

How do I know if I need to see a psychologist for ED?

For proper evaluation, you need to see a professional. You can book a free consultation with us right now. We provide services in Toronto, Oakville, Brampton and Port Credit. Talk to us today, we will take your history into account and decided if a psychologist can help in your case.

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