Key clinical point: Depression was significantly more common among men with erectile dysfunction, compared with those without erectile dysfunction.
Major finding: About 80% of men with erectile dysfunction reported either anxiety or depression based on questionnaires, compared with about 14% of men without erectile dysfunction. Prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression increased as the severity of ED increased.
Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional study of 958 adult men (768 with ED, 190 without ED).
Disclosures: The study was supported by China Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin City. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.
Yang Y et al. Andrologia. 2019 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/and.13395.