Depressed sexual life problems: What can be done?
The kind of life dynamics we are living in today is very demanding, challenging and competitive. In the process of trying to meet the demands of life, we are faced with challenges at times which make us feel down and depressed. These feelings of depressions normally don’t last long and as soon as the issue at hand is sorted out the depression moment ceases. However, when depression stretches for a long period of time, it becomes a point of concern. It can start to affect every area of your life. It must be remembered that depression and pleasures of your sex life cannot be friends by all means. In fact being depressed will take away many if not all of your sexual life pleasures. If you are depressed the whole of your life will feel it because it drains the color out of life’s pleasures, robs enthusiasm, and makes everything feel weak and flat including your sex life. It is estimated that about 35 to 47 percent of people dealing with depression find the mood disorder interferes with their sexuality. That percentage may even go up depending on the intensity of the condition of an individual patient.
Depressed sexual life problems: Why sex and depression don’t mix
The old saying that the brain is the biggest sex organ in the body is actually true in that nothing happens without the direct approval of the brain, doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center reiterates that, the brain controls sexual drive, arousal, and sexual function through the release of hormones and nerve impulses. Depression stems from a chemical imbalance in the brain, and that imbalance can cause interference with a person’s ability to enjoy sex or perform sexually. Besides these the following are also associated with depression:
A decrease in libido – The findings of a study of some depressed patients showed that more than two-thirds of respondents reported a loss of interest in sex. The decrease in their libido grew worse as their depression grew more severe.
Erectile dysfunction – Depression and anxiety are leading psychological factors interfering in a man’s ability to have and sustain an erection.
Inability to enjoy sex – Depression can limit or eliminate the pleasure normally drawn from sex. Depressed men feel disconnected from any sexual experience. It’s a dehumanization kind of situation.
Finally, besides these associations, the cure of depression can worsen the situation than the disease, and this too can be true when it comes to depression and sexuality. Like for instance, we are aware that the antidepressants are part of the first-line treatment of the mood disorder, but one of their chief side effects can be sexual dysfunction. Decrease in libido is most often reported, but patients also have found that antidepressants can cause erectile dysfunction and inhibit sexual pleasure. Statistics indicate that certain patients are using antidepressants which are adversely linked to loss of sexual desire or trouble reaching orgasm. We can rewrite what is contain in the statistics by scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury now for professionalism in addressing all kinds of depressed sexual life problems we may be facing from time to time.