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Infertility and Depression in men

answered 09:28 PM EST, Wed October 16, 2013
anonymous anonymous
Does psychological health (depression) affect a man’s ability to get a woman pregnant?

Arlinda Lindsay Says...

Arlinda Lindsay A. Lindsay
MSW, M.Div, LCSW, LCAC
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Hello Anonymous,

Depression and antidepressants can affect a man's sexual arousal and performance. Stress can lower sperm count. Therefore, finding healthy ways of coping with stress would be helpful. Exercising, meditation, journaling, and talking things out are a few ways of coping with stress and depression.  Often, men hold in their feelings, emotions, and do not deal with underlying issues that are causing stress or depression.   I would suggest visiting a  physician to rule out any of medical condition that could lower sperm count or lower arousal. As well as talking to a therapist if needed.  I hope this helps.

 Arlinda    

 
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