A new study from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) finds that men with erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, and other urologic conditions are usually at higher risk of developing depression and having issues with sleep.
For the study, a team of researchers examined 124 men whose average age was 54 years. They all attended a clinic specializing in men’s health. The participants filled out questionnaires about mental and general health, sleep, and urologic conditions.
First study author Arman S. Walia, of the Department of Urology at UCI, explains: “This underscores the importance of screening for conditions, thereby preventing patients from slipping through the crack and being able to more accurately identify those in need of further interventions.”