Psychosocial and sexual impact
Bent out of shape – physically and emotionally
Every disease strikes differently from person to person. The same goes for Peyronie’s disease. However, it is not unusual that men with Peyronie’s disease feel broken, angry, alone, embarrassed and is suffering from low self-confidence and a distorted self-image. The disease tends to intrude in every aspect of the daily life. A study has also shown that the psychosocial impact does not always correlate with degree of curvature deformity – even a small bend of the penis can have a psychological effect.1
How Peyronie’s disease affects the patient emotionally
Hear Dr. David Ralph talk about the psychological impact of Peyronie’s disease.
- Nelson CJ et al. J Sex Med. 2008;5:1985-1990.