COMPARISON OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, SELF-ESTEEM AND SEXUAL QUALITY OF LIFE IN MEN WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND PREMATURE EJACULATION
Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BACKGROUND In men, sexual dysfunction can affect both physically and psychologically. Male erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PME) are the two commonest sexual disorders in men. In Indian context, people often do not feel free to talk about their sexual problems and there is dearth of research. Aims and objectives-To study and compare depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual quality of life in men with ED and PME. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single interview cross-sectional study
... -sectional study done on 50 men with ED and 50 men with PME in the Psychiatric OPD of Municipal General Hospital. Demographic data collected using semi-structured proforma. Scales used were International Index for Sexual Dysfunction (IEED), Chinese Index of Sexual Function for Premature Ejaculation (CIPE), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (SES) and Sexual Quality of Life-Men questionnaire (SQOL-M). RESULT Both ED and PME affect all the parameters like depression, anxiety, self-esteem and sexual quality of life and the difference was not statistically significant. The severity of ED and PME was not significantly correlated with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and sexual quality of life scores. CONCLUSION Though the erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are essentially two different disorders but the psychological impact of both are comparable and independent of severity of sexual dysfunction. KEYWORDS Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Quality of Life, Depression, Anxiety. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Nagarale VA, Jaiswal SV, Sawant VA, et al. Comparison of depression, anxiety, self-esteem and sexual quality of life in men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.