Psychological Aspects of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Michael A. PerelmanEmail author
  • Daniel N. Watter
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)


There are myriad psychological factors that affect the eventual outcome of treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). This chapter will attempt to convey to the practicing physician that these factors, while not always the direct cause of ED, will nonetheless have an impact on treatment outcome. Particular emphasis is given to consideration of the partner’s role in the treatment process. Case examples are provided in an effort to illuminate the variety of psychological issues that may influence the etiology, exacerbation, maintenance, and successful resolution of ED.


Erectile dysfunction Sexual Tipping Point model Good-Enough Sex model Combination treatments PLISSIT model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, and UrologyWeill Cornell Medicine-NewYork-PresbyterianNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Morris Psychological Group, P.A.ParsippanyUSA

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