Psychological Impotence

A person suffering from true psychological impotence may benefit greatly from counseling

By TDO Staff Writer | Last Updated On: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:51:13 +0530
Psychological Impotence
Psychological Impotence
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Sex is not just physical, it is equally mental. Mental stimulation and response play an important role in sex.  It is responsible for arousal and overall enjoyment. If psychologically there is any disturbance or mental issues like stress, tension, anxiety can lead to psychological impotence. Stress or exhaustion is most possible explanations for psychological impotence. Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder also may result in impotence. A mental trauma of sexual or physical abuse, guilt due to sexual relationship, problems amongst partners contribute too. Confusion over one's sexual identity is one of the causes for impotence.

Mostly people are not aware that impotence results from underlying physical disorder. Absence of knowledge of this disorder leads to anxiety and stress building up over a period of time.  So rule out physical causes and then go for identifying mental causes. Psychological impotence can be sometimes situational or only with a particular partner. The treatment approach differs with the cause.

Counseling works wonders in the case of psychological impotence. For example, depression or anxiety may require treatment to improve condition. Post-traumatic stress disorder or abuse needs therapy on coping skills. Simply explaining underlying cause of physical condition resulting in impotence and comfort and reassurance are sufficient. 

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