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Depression: A link to Shrinkage Dysfunction

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Shrinkage dysfunction is often accompanied by a constellation of feelings, including frustration, anger, sadness, and lack of confidence and self esteem. If these emotions are not dealt with in a timely and healthy manner, the combination can lead to the development of depression. Depression not only affects sexual health, but also affects every aspect of an individual's life. One of the aspects commonly affected is relationships. Relationships should actually aid in the treatment of depression, as long as the partners support and love one another, while keeping an open line of communication, trust, and closeness. It is important to remember that depression associated with shrinkage dysfunction is treatable.

Shrinkage Dysfunction: The Psychological Causes

There are many psychological aspects that can be contributing factors to the condition of shrinkage dysfunction. The most common psychological factors that contribute to the conditions of sexual dysfunction are listed below. One of the psychological causes that can contribute to the condition of shrinkage dysfunction is depression.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Indifference
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Stress

Depression: Signs and Symptoms

Depression is a medical condition associated with general feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and a general pessimistic outlook. There are many symptoms of depression, some of which are listed below.

  • Apathy
  • Appetite Changes
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Low self esteem
  • Sleeping problems
  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression is a medical condition that typically will not solve itself or magically disappear. Depression affects an individual in such a way as to change the way they view themselves and life. Without seeking treatment, depression symptoms can last for long periods of time and can interfere with daily activities and overall lifestyle. Depression is also associated with many other conditions, including shrinkage dysfunction.

Depression and Sex Hormones

There are preliminary studies linking the presence of depression with decreased testosterone levels. Additionally, cortisol levels are commonly associated with testosterone and have been implicated in problems with sexual functioning. However, these studies are preliminary, and more research must be completed to scientifically conclude that depression associated with shrinkage dysfunction is caused in part by decreases in sex hormone presence.

Depression and Shrinkage Dysfunction: The Connections

Depression is a common cause for both shrinkage and erectile dysfunction. Depression does not only affect people psychologically, but depression is marked with many physical symptoms; one of which is sexual dysfunction. Depression can have sexual affects. These sexual affects are not only present if the individual is not completely comfortable in the specific sexual situation, but is also common even when completely comfortable. It is common for men that have shrinkage dysfunction and depression to lose interest in sexual activity. While this is not always the case, it is generally true. Depression is typically associated with a decrease in brain activity, correlated with the feelings of hopelessness and tiredness. This is thought to be the main connection of shrinkage dysfunction and depression, as this is associated with loss of libido, which can lead to sexual dysfunctions.

Sources:

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41981

http://www.psychiatrist.com/pcc/pccpdf/v05s04/v64s1001.pdf

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/ed-related-depression

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