In 2016, more than one in five men had erectile difficulties, according to research conducted by researchers at the University of Washington.
For the first time, they found that erectile problems were more common among men who had used prescription drugs and were taking other medications to treat erectile disorders, like mood and anxiety disorders.
They found that men with depression were more likely to experience erectile distress, which researchers believe is linked to their increased risk of developing erectile symptoms.
The findings were published online in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Researchers also found that there was an association between erectile function and other factors that were associated with erectile health.
Among men with erectiles, a lack of psychological well-being, depression, and high levels of anxiety were more associated with the development of erectile troubles than erectile disorder.
The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health and was supported in part by the NIH Office of Research and Development.
The research was conducted by Daniela Mancini, Dr. Michael Mancinelli, and the UW Health Care Institute.