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Lifelong Premature Ejaculation and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Study

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Department of Psychiatry, Konya Numune State Hospital, Konya, Turkey

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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey

Alpha Psychiatry 2022; 23: 135-139
DOI: 10.5152/alphapsychiatry.2022.21630
Read: 454 Downloads: 62 Published: 01 May 2022

Background: In males, one of the most common sexual dysfunction is lifelong premature ejaculation. Sexual dysfunctions, including premature ejaculation, are highly prevalent in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. This study aimed to examine the prev- alence and symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in patients with lifelong premature ejaculation.

Methods: In this study, 48 patients diagnosed with lifelong premature ejaculation and 40 controls were included. All patients and controls were asked to fill out Wender– Utah Rating Scale-25 and Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale. Patients also filled out the Arabic Index of Premature Ejaculation and Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool.

Results: Totally 20 patients (41.66%) with lifelong premature ejaculation and 2 (5%) controls were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The mean scores of the Wender–Utah Rating Scale-25, Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale, and Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale- hyperactivity–impulsivity subscale were higher in the case group (P=.001, P=.001, andP < .001, respectively). No difference was found between the 2 groups in terms of the Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale-Inattention subtype (P = .492). In the lifelong premature ejaculation group, 13 patients (65%) diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were found to be attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder-predominantly hyperactivity/impulsivity subtype.

Conclusions: The findings of the current study reveal that patients with lifelong premature ejaculation should be assessed carefully in terms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disor- der, especially hyperactive and impulsive characteristics, and the relationship between lifelong premature ejaculation and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder should be examined by further studies with large samples.

Cite this article as: Beşiktepe Ayan Ü, Gıynaş Ayhan M. Lifelong premature ejaculation and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A controlled study. Alpha Psychiatry. 2022;23(3):135-139.

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