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Treating Premature Ejaculation

How do I find a psychologist experienced in treating PE?

Talking with a primary care provider is a good place to start. He/she will be able to recommend psychologists experienced in treating PE. There are all kinds of psychologists, so seeing a sex psychologist (as opposed to an addiction, family therapy or depression specialist) is recommended. You can also use resources such as this website, AASECT (www.aasect.org) and SSTAR (www.sstarnet.org) to help find a sex psychologist near you.

Is psychological treatment for PE covered by insurance?

Treatment coverage by healthcare insurance varies from one insurance provider to the next, as well as from one plan to the next. It is best to contact the individual provider in order to determine if, and which, psychological treatments for PE are covered by insurance.

Future Medication

New medications are being developed to treat PE. The first is a quick acting drug taken one to four hours before sex, called Dapoxetine. In trials, Dapoxetine has been shown to effectively treat men with PE. The difference between this drug and SSRI medications is that it does not need to be taken every day and is not prescribed for depression. Dapoxetine is currently being reviewed by the FDA.

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