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Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 49) Last page : ( 51)
Print ISSN : 2394-2053. Online ISSN : 2394-2061.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2394-2061.2019.00012.0

Study of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction

Chepure Ashish Hanmantrao1, Ungratwar Apurva Karmveer2,*

1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India

2Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India

*Correspondence Apurva Karmveer Ungratwar, Flat No 21, 4th Floor, H Building, Ajinkya City, Latur-413512, Maharashtra, India. apurvakarmveer@gmail.com

Online published on 16 January, 2019.

Abstract

Objective

To study prevalence of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in cases with either premature ejaculation (PME) and/or erectile dysfunction (ED) among adult males visiting a tertiary care hospital.

Design

This cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient department of Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, India over a period of two years from 2015 to 2017.

Materials and methods

Ninety five male patients with either PME and/or ED were recruited from a pool of patients presenting with sexual complaints and were interviewed. Sociodemographic data was collected on semi-structured proforma designed for the study. The tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) criteria were applied to establish psychiatric diagnoses.

Results

The mean age of the sample was 35.17 years and 70.52% were married. Out of the total patients participating in the study (PME=34, ED=44, both=17), 41 (43.15%) patients were found to have the diagnosis of anxiety disorders and 23 (24.21%) with depression.

Conclusion

Depression and anxiety affect a significant group of men with sexual dysfunction. Men presenting for the evaluation of PME and ED should be carefully screened for these disorders. These findings merit further investigation on its aetiological, epidemiological, and psychopathological correlates.

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Keywords

Sexual Dysfunctions, Depression, Anxiety.

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