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Watch For Depression, Anxiety in Erectile Dysfunction Patients

Key clinical point: Depression was significantly more common among men with erectile dysfunction, compared with those without erectile dysfunction.

Major finding: About 80% of men with erectile dysfunction reported either anxiety or depression based on questionnaires, compared with about 14% of men without erectile dysfunction. Prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression increased as the severity of ED increased.

Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional study of 958 adult men (768 with ED, 190 without ED).

Disclosures: The study was supported by China Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin City. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Yang Y et al. Andrologia. 2019 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/and.13395.