Medical Grand Rounds

Erectile dysfunction: Why drug therapy isn't always enough

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ABSTRACTWe increasingly recognize that erectile dysfunction (ED) usually arises from a mix of organic and psychogenic causes, yet management of this condition too often neglects the complexity of most cases of ED. While therapy with sildenafil and similar investigational drugs can play an important role in many cases of ED, physicians should recognize and try to address the psychological and interpersonal context in which ED exists in their patients.


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