Sex is an important part of intimacy. When an individual is struggling with sexual dysfunction, a part of that intimacy can be taken away. Psychiatrists, like Dr. Sehdev of Aware Behavioral Health, are able to treat both the causes of sexual dysfunction and the challenge itself. For those in or near Dallas that find themselves in need of support, call us today at 888-677-4562.

Types and Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction refers to the inability to perform sexually in a way that reduces enjoyment of sexual activity for either yourself or a partner. Typically, it refers to one of the following conditions:

  • Erectile Dysfunction – Inability to get or maintain an erection.
  • Premature Ejaculation – Ejaculation that occurs earlier than intended.
  • Sexual Arousal Disorder – Inability to become or stay aroused.

The causes of these conditions can vary. Some are physical. Many are related to mental health. Psychiatrists are uniquely positioned to treat these conditions because we have access to different approaches depending on the condition.

How We Treat Sexual Dysfunction

Traditionally, sexual dysfunction is often successfully treated with safe medications depending on the condition. These pharmacological treatments may address the condition itself – for example, a medication that helps maintain an erection – or an underlying condition, such as medication to address anxiety.

When necessary, it can also be partnered with therapy, and other psychological support. Together, these treatments give those that are struggling an opportunity to enjoy sex again, and the intimacy and satisfaction that comes from it. If you are in the Dallas and Fort Worth area and would like to learn more about our sexual dysfunction treatments, please contact us today.