Health Tip: Emotional Reasons for Erectile Dysfunction

- While male impotence can be caused by physical factors -- including high blood pressure, diabetes and injury -- other triggers can be emotional.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of possible emotional causes for erectile dysfunction:

  • Feeling depressed.
  • Feelings of anxiety or nervousness.
  • Stress from work, family or financial problems.
  • Unresolved issues between you and your sexual partner.
  • Feelings of self-consciousness.
  • Fear of your partner's reaction or rejection.

Posted: November 2007


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