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Depression and Premature Ejaculation

Depression is a common mental issue in the world. Indeed, it is estimated that more than 350 million people across the world suffer from depression. It hits people of any age and is the leading cause of disability in the world. It’s also a major contributor to disease. On average, women are more likely to be depressed than men, but many men also suffer from this problem. According to the World Health Organization, suicide results in around 1 million deaths every year and fewer than half of those affected by depression ever get help. This can be due to a lack of resources and to shame. Incorrect diagnoses can also lead to many people missing out on valuable aid.

Depression has a number of symptoms, including loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, anxiety, lack of sleep and appetite, low self-worth, bad concentration or other symptoms. Symptoms in men can also include sexual dysfunction, including premature ejaculation. For many men, this only makes the problem of depression worse!

Sexual dysfunction and depression, including premature ejaculation, go hand in hand for a couple of reasons. First of all, depression takes a lot of energy away from your system; your body is simply trying to cope with the demands put on it and that means you feel as though you are slowing down. This is compounded if you have trouble sleeping; without adequate rest, it’s hard to feel energized and ready to face the day. Second, if you are feeling like you have no energy, it will be hard to get and sustain an erection-and you just won’t care anymore! And finally, if you’re on anti-depressants, one of the common symptoms will be problems with your sexual libido. And then, being unable to sustain an erection and unable to have satisfying sex can lead to relationship problems and a loss of self-esteem which then feeds even more into depression, turning into a vicious cycle.

If depression is the cause of your premature ejaculation (or any sexual dysfunction), most sexual products won’t necessarily help, no matter how great they are. Instead, it’s very important to begin working on the depression to alleviate its symptoms. The first line of defence is to open up the lines of communication between yourself and your partner. Remember that your partner may not know what is going on and may feel as though you’ve lost interest in sex for very different reasons. Your partner can also be a huge support system while you work through depression; everything from cuddling to talking to doing things together like exercising and eating healthy. By placing more emphasis on your health by doing things like going on short walks and eating healthily, it become easier to manage symptoms. You can also go to therapy together to help you understand what’s going on, help your partner know what’s going on and have tools to work on it together. The one silver lining in all of this is that by tackling it together, you can really come closer together as a couple; after all, there’s nothing like adversary to bring two people together!

If you are on anti-depressants, there are a few things you can do to recover your libido and hopefully cure premature ejaculation. Talk to your doctor about lowering your dose and always take it after having sex, not before. Try drugs that help with dysfunction like Buproprion which is an anti-depressant and sexual libido aid or something like Viagra. And ask your doctor if you could change your antidepressants or even take a few scheduled and short breaks.

Depression is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s one of the most common mental issues in the world and you are far from alone in suffering it. Although it’s hard and feels like you’re always in a dark place, just know that you aren’t alone and that there are people who will be there for you. Get the help you need, work with your partner, and hopefully the depression will ease its hold and take your sexual dysfunction with it. Premature ejaculation can be a symptom of depression and sexual dysfunctions in general can be caused by depression, so find some help, confide in your partner and take care of your health!

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