Do you find yourself with a loss of interest in sex? Or do you find that you want sex all the time, even after just having sex? Sex and depression issues go hand in hand.  Both of these are symptoms of the highs and lows of sex when you suffer with depression.

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry

What you will learn about depressive disorder and sex in this article:

If your sex drive is related to depression

How mental health can be improved to create satisfying relationships

A mood disorder, like depression, can have a root cause of:

  • Genetics
  • Environmental or life factors
  • Health problems
  • Medications or drug abuse

Depression could be brought on by a combination of these factors.

Is your Sex Drive Related To Depression?

Your brain is your biggest sex organ. Your brain is responsible for controlling your sex drive, ability to become aroused, the release of sexual hormones, and nerve impulses.

Has someone that you were in a relationship with ever hurt you badly? You may have worked it out and still had sex with them, only to find out your body responded differently. Did you notice that you felt weirdly numb? Your brain is the reason.

If you seem to crave sex but feel unsatisfied or don’t feel like having sex for long periods of time, you may be suffering from depression.

Symptoms of depression:

  • Persistent empty or sad feeling
  • Feeling anxious or uncomfortable
  • The feeling of loneliness, even surrounded by people
  • A change in sleep – needing more or can’t sleep long
  • Becoming irritated or annoyed more easily
  • Sensitivity to rejection
  • Increase interest in escaping from reality

The person you are in a relationship with probably has a hard time understanding this. He or she may take your feelings about sex personally. Depression can put a strain on a relationship. This distress causes a vicious cycle of more anxiety and depression.

How mental health can be improved to create satisfying relationships 

Get help. Whether you turn to natural, pharmaceutical, or an alternative option, don’t let depression grow.

Natural depression treatments

Pharmaceutical depression treatments

Once you are feeling more positive and centered, it’s time to approach people in your life.

Make sure you talk to people around you and keep realistic expectations. Some friends may not be ones you can talk about all the details of your depression with, but they are ones that care about your well-being.

Some people around you will never be able to understand your struggle with depression. Those relationships may not be repairable or worth it.

Focus on reaching out to the people who are willing to be open about your mental health.

Sometimes seeing someone that specializes in depression and couples counseling can make a big difference. It helps the other person understand your sexual ebb and flows better. It will also teach the two of you how to communicate better.

Hypnotherapy for couples is becoming a popular choice when depression has affected a relationship. Hypnotherapy helps to bring calm to a trigger sensitive relationship.

How depression affects your sex life video

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