Overcoming Depression with Prostatitis
If you have been suffering with prostatitis for a long time, it may be affecting your psychological state. You may need help with overcoming depression with prostatitis, along with the anxiety and the stress associated with having a long-term chronic pain condition that is difficult to treat.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) can be devastating. It can affect your sex-life, cause embarrassing urinary or sexual symptoms, and pelvic or sexual pain. Having prostatitis can cause problems in both your intimate and social relationships as you withdraw socially and from your partner due to chronic discomfort. This can make you feel isolated and alone.
There are several ways to seek help with overcoming depression. Getting social support and talking about your problems with your family and friends can help you. Finding other men with prostatitis with whom you can relate is also beneficial. If you don’t know anyone in your community you can talk to there are online support groups for prostatitis and chat rooms where you can hear from others and share stories. It helps to know that you are not alone and that many other men have gone through this too.
There is a connection between pelvic tension disorders and stress and anxiety. Several studies have found that prostatitis is unusually common in men with a history of psychological conditions, especially anxiety disorders and panic disorder. It is important to address these issues that contribute to pelvic pain. That is why several treatment programs for pelvic tension also address the psychological needs of the patient. The Renew XY Health Program for Men and the Wise-Anderson Protocol help patients learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help relieve tension. Biofeedback helps as well. These treatments do take time and patience as you learn to control your emotional response in your body.
If you are feeling hopeless or start thinking catastrophically it may be worth looking into cognitive behavioral therapy. This psychotherapeutic approach can help you address pelvic pain that is connected to emotions, stress, anxiety, or other psychological problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you break your negative patterns of thinking and replacing maladaptive or harmful thoughts with more positive, realistic, and effective thoughts. This can help you find healthier ways to cope and move forward on a path to wellness.
There are several healthy lifestyle changes that are effective at both relieving pain and depression. Exercise is very beneficial and can help relieve stress. Learning some other stress management techniques can help you manage your pelvic pain and psychological health, which are deeply connected. Several stress-relieving activities include meditation, yoga, and tai chi.
Overcoming depression and treating prostatitis will take some time. Know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are many natural and alternative prostatitis remedies that can help you with your pain and symptoms. While it may be a bit of a process to find out the right combination for you, there is hope. Treating your prostatitis holistically, that is, looking at your whole-body health from your psychological health to your diet to possible allergies to conditions going on elsewhere in the body is the best path. Many causes of prostatitis are not related to the actual prostate itself but instead stem from other areas of the body, including the brain.
While there are anti-depressants that can help with overcoming depression and certain types of neuropathic prostatitis pain, these medications should only be considered a last resort. They have many side effects, including affecting sexual function. Having sexual problems is not going to help your relationships and depression. Instead try exercise, phytotherapy, which involves using supplements like quercetin and pollen extracts, and managing your stress. Seek social support before turning to medication.
Try to stay positive, and do not be afraid to ask for help in overcoming depression for prostatitis. If you feel that you cannot cope, talk to a therapist who can help guide you through. Having a plan and a purpose for your treatment can help get you moving in a positive direction both mentally and physically.