Feelings of melancholy and severe despondency and dejection are clubbed under the aegis of depression. It can be an acute sense of sadness, misery, and unhappiness caused by many or a single factor. Depression is one of the leading causes of ill health in the world. Not only does it affect the mind but also the body of the person afflicted by it. Depression can be branded as a psychological disorder that affects the physiology of an individual too. Sexual Depression is one such disorder that is giving sleepless nights to many.
Depression can lead to many sexual problems. How??? Well, our brain is a highly sensitive organ where many feelings and desires are born. These desires are transmitted to the sexual organs via neurotransmitters. These chemicals increase communication between brain cells and trigger more blood flow to the sex organs. Depression can alter the proper functioning of the brain thereby interfering with the proper functioning of the sexual organs. Sexual depression leads to low libido or sexual desire.
You must be wondering now that in today’s medically advanced world the answer to depression is easy – Take antidepressants. Well, an antidepressant helps to boost mood in people with depression by altering the functioning of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). However, some antidepressants can affect nerve pathways that regulate the sexual response, potentially causing sexual dysfunction. In fact, some antidepressants are used to treat sexual disorders like premature ejaculation in men etc.
If you have zeroed in on the fact that you or your dear one is suffering from sexual depression then it is best to consult a doctor at the earliest. A doctor will determine the cause of sexual depression and problems associated therewith. The severity of the problem depends on the severity of the depression and the presence of anxiety. Both men and women can undergo sexual depression and gender and age is no barrier. Feeling good about yourself and tackling the root of the problem bothering you and causing sexual depression will help you resolve the problem.
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