Psychology in Orlando, FL at Psychological Affiliates offers treatments for a variety of issues. Our minds and bodies and emotions are all interconnected. Your body is a responsive living organism. It is responsive to what you think and how you feel. When you have healthy emotional health, you are self-aware. You are aware of how you feel about things, your thought process, have healthy relationships, and are generally a happy and mentally healthy person. However, the slightest stressors can throw you off kilter. Even positive stressors like a job promotion can throw you off balance in the emotional health department (American Academy of Family Physicians, 2017).
Premature Ejaculation can be caused by both psychological and biological factors. Though this tends to be a sensitive subject matter, it is far more common than most would think. What is wonderful about the fact that both biological and psychological factors play roles in this issue, is that Premature Ejaculation is completely treatable (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), 2017).
A majority of the time, physical ailments are caused because of our state of mind and state of emotion. Think about it, people with high anxiety are prone to develop stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and high blood pressure. The best way to resolve those issues, is to address the underlying problem, the stressor, causing anxiety. You would also need to address with how you react to and deal with anxiety. Our go-to coping mechanisms may not be the healthiest choices. People tend to self-medicate with tobacco, drugs, and alcohol (American Academy of Family Physicians, 2017). Many use food as a crutch. These are all symptoms of a much bigger problem; however, they lead to even greater problems when not addressed properly. When you are distressed mentally and emotionally, your body reacts with symptoms of this imbalance. Many common symptoms of this imbalance are:
- Weight gain or loss
- Sexual problems
- Change in appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Extreme tiredness
- General aches and pains
- Back pain
- High blood pressure
- Neck Stiffness and Pain
- Upset stomach
(American Academy of Family Physicians, 2017).
At Psychological Affiliates, we seek to treat the underlying problem, not just the symptoms. Treating these issues holistically, gives you the power to living a balanced life. Medications and sexual techniques can help treat P.E., however, it is important to include some sort of counseling, either with the combination of these things, or just counseling alone. It is suggested that you seek the guidance of a skilled professional like doctors at Psychological Affiliates before tackling P.E. with medications outside of the office. Some medications, while they advertise to correct the situation, may only cause further harm, and cause possible other side effects that further complicate things. It is best to address the underlying issues that are leading to P.E., as it is a symptom of something else (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), 2017).
Premature Ejaculation is classified as one of the two following classifications:
- 1.Life-Long P.E. is primary, and has always been present since the first sexual encounters. It is where the man ejaculates either before the sexual encounter, or right after the sexual encounter initiates (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), 2017).
- 2.Acquired P.E. is secondary, and has developed as an issue where the man’s previous sexual encounters did not have the issue, and in many cases, the man does not have P.E. every encounter even if he has had the issue before (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), 2017).
Possible Causes that could be Psychologically Related would be:
Early Sexual Experiences
Worrying about P.E.
Poor Body Image
Each of these things can play a role in Premature Ejaculation. A psychologist can help you with any of these topics. The time to seek out the help of a doctor is the moment you are ready to make a change and move on to live a healthier life, emotionally, physically, and sexually. Call for a consult today, full discretion is a staple at Psychological Affiliates.
American Academy of Family Physicians. (2017). FamilyDoctor.org. Retrieved from http://familydoctor.org
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). (2017). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from http://mayoclinic.org