Counselling as a part of ED therapy

ED can be an issue arising because of stress and anxiety as much as it can be caused by physical issues. Counselling as a treatment for ED arising out of psychological issues is often suggested and can be highly successful. Individuals suffering from psychosocial stressors in their daily lives often experience ED. Alcoholism and marital discord can also have a strong effect on ED. Marital issues, substance abuse and living a sedentary lifestyle are common psychological triggers that could lead to ED.

Most common psychological triggers:
·         Stress and Anxiety
·         Relationship issues
·         Depression
·         Performance anxiety
·         Low self-esteem
·         Pornography Addiction
Counselling can be an effective approach towards conditions of ED caused by any psychological triggers. However, studies have shown that psychological therapy for ED is not often a preferred course of action for those who suffer from it. Many people often believe the only problem that should be addressed is penile rigidity. If lifestyle issues along with these triggers are addressed, the seriousness of the problem can often be reduced.

In many instances the penile function can be restored in cases that combine both counselling sessions along with other treatment options. The role of counselling or psychotherapy is very important in dealing with ED. Along with counselling other effective treatment options include vacuum therapy and medications. Vacuum therapy provides one of the most effective, safe, inexpensive, and non-invasive treatment options for erectile failure. Statistics show that this therapy has also had a high patient and partner acceptance providing an effective way of overcoming the problem. Both options together can help overcome psychological impotence effectively.