Ann Gen Psychiatry 2021 Sep 28;20(1):48. Epub 2021 Sep 28.
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 325, Section 2, Cheng-Gung Road, Nei-Hu District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Background: This study aimed to investigate the association between posttraumatic stress disorder and the risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
Methods: In this population-based retrospective cohort study, we used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to analyze patients who were newly diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) between 2000 and 2013, with a 1:3 ratio by age and index year matched with patients in a non-PTSD comparison group, for the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Results: In total, 5 out of 1079 patients in the PTSD group developed erectile dysfunction, and 3 out of 3237 patients in the non-PTSD group (47. Read More