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Anxiety And Masturbation
Awkward but please. I have anxiety issues. Masturbating makes me feel better. Today when i had an orgasm i had an anxiety attack same time. Why?
It can happen: Anxiety attacks can occur at any time. Anxiety prone persons often develop anxiety attacks when their heart rate increases, like when you are exercising or engaging in sexual activity. There are other explanations. Perhaps, you can get your anxiety evaluated and treated and then see if this changes your response to sexual activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
30 days without porn. Experiencing lot of stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. Shall I quit masturbation all at once or shall I quit it gradually ?
I've had a history of drug usage and now I've got anxiety. (not medically confirmed) I've been masturbating everyday from a very young age, and I'm getting really sick of it now. Will stopping it immediately cause any chemical imbalances in my body? My an
Healthy vs compulsiv: Anxiety or another addictive behavior? Sex addiction is real, but it is important to determine whether you just have unnecessary guilt over normal sexual drives or are truly addicted. You can get more information & take a simple self-assessment at www.Sexaa.Org. Click the 2nd tab, "saa for you?" if you decide that you need help, you are not alone, and need not be ashamed. There is hope & help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Temporary at best: It releases endorphins and does other things, known and unknown, to the brain. It will not help with your life situation any more than any other rx that doesn't involve addressing life issues. If you are in an abusive living situation, or have set the wrong life goals, or aren't well-equipped to survive in a competitive economic world, anxiety will be the result ; wise counsel / action the cure. ...Read more
I've masturbated on average once a day for 10 years and now I have a girlfriend and am having issues getting an erection. Is it performance anxiety?
Maybe: Asuming you have no chronic health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure and are not using illicit drugs, the the most probable reason for this in a 26 year old male is mental. You're probably just psyching yourself out! Relax, and just let it happen. Increase the amount of foreplay you and your partner are engaging in. ...Read more
Masturbation could: Provide a temporary diversion & pleasurable release of tension, but it will do nothing to change the underlying causes of the anxiety. Best treatment for anxiety is relaxation training (perhaps with biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) and cognitive/behavioral therapy. ...Read more
This is one of the: primary reasons to masturbate--to relieve stress. Orgasm impacts twenty-two major regions in the brain, which then generate lots of feel-good hormones. These have a good effect on anxiety, plus depression. You must not be hung up on guilt, which is the other side of the masturbation issue. ...Read more
No one knows for sur: Many people find that masturbation relieves anxiety symptoms. Freud's theory was that anxiety was an expression of built up sexual tension which was relieved by sexual pleasure. Newer theories are that the intense experience is reassuring that one is alive and effective. In therapy that fact that masturbation helps can be used as a pathway to understanding the underlying causes of the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a correlation between frequent masturbation and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Dissorder) for teenage males?
Not necessarily: However, anxiety levels could be heightened in someone who feels uncomfortable with the idea of masturbating but who still engages in the behavior (ego-dystonic). Masturbation could be performed compulsively in some people). Masturbation could be used as a way to alleviate anxiety/ stress in others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would like to know if masturbation 1 time per day every day can increase anxiety in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
No it can not!: In fact most people find it relaxing. ...Read more
Does/could male over masturbation have any negative effects or harmful side effects otherwise? Maybe even in correlation with anxiety?
I have anxiety problem and i had panic attacks. I have not masturbated for a week. I was wondering if it helps my anxiety or makes it worse?
Variability: Masturbating in private is quite natural. However, some people feel guilty for doing it -- and in such cases, it may worsen anxiety because one is defying internal feelings that it's "bad" to masturbate. Other people may notice that intense sexual urges cause anxiety -- and that masturbating relieves this. So, people vary in their responses. It may help to discuss it with your own doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the effects of over-masturbation. I masturbate over 8 times a day. What can I do to stop? Suffering from depression and anxiety too. Thanks
Get help for : depression and anxiety. In addition 2psychotherapy from a skilled clinical psychologist, consider meeting with a psychiatrist 4 a medication evaluation. Use your Canadian socialized medical services 2conquer your anxiety and depression. In therapy discuss ways 2 build a healthy social life and start having relationships with potential partners. In time hopefully U will not need 2masturbate so much ...Read more
I do masturbate four to five times in a week.if not do I fell restless, boring.and after masturbate I suffer from anxiety, depression.what can I do?..
Be careful: You may be setting up bad "sexual" habits, as it appears that you are using sex/masturbation as a means of addressing stress/anxiety. This can make future sexual relationships difficult. You should seek help from your doctor as they may be able to set you up with a therapist that can work to help you develop alternative coping mechanisms. ...Read more
Not so much: Masturbation will not produce lasting positive effects on anxiety problems. It's better to address what is sustaining the anxiety problem and to intervene there. Often, anxiety problems persist due to repetitive dysfunctional or unnecessary thoughts. Cogntive-behavioral techniques can be used to revise these thoughts/behaviors to relieve anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anxiety cause a butterfly feeling in penis area?Masturbated last night and been getting it whole night and today.was hard to sleep with this
Anxiety vs injury: Yes anxiety can cause a variety of sensations in the body. Are you worried or ashamed about masturbating? If so, may cause anxiety symptoms. It is a normal human activity, and not harmful unless you physically injure your genitals (abrasions, ruptured blood vessel, etc). Try taking a warm shower or light snack to relax you before going to sleep. For anxiety see psychologist using CBT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does masturbation worsen depression and does depression and anxiety worsen intelligence? I use to be a straight A student but not now after my illness
I am afraid I have adrenal fatigue from masturbation and severe anxiety. What can be done about this?
Read, relax, see Dr.: Read this link: http://tinyurl.com/kdefxln and relax. If you still believe your adrenals are not functioning well, see your doctor for an exam. There are many causes of fatigue more likely than this - I'll propose that CBT therapy can help w/ your anxiety and depression releasing lots of wasted energy for healthy use. There is no reason to think that any amount of safe masturbation will harm you ...Read more