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How can psychological problems cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
The brain plays an important role in sexual arousal -- it is, after all, our biggest sex organ! A man's ability to get or keep an erection may be influenced by what's going on in and outside the bedroom -- whether at work or at home, such as:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Relationship issues

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