Lower testosterone levels makes you feel depressed, study revealed

July 03, 2015 17:38
Lower testosterone levels makes you feel depressed, study revealed

According to a research led by the researchers from George Washington University (GW), it was revealed that lower testosterone level in men could lead to depression and has opened the possibility for depression.

To find out the fact, the researchers involved 200 adult men, aged 20-77, with a mean age of 48 years old, who were referred for borderline total testosterone levels between 200 and 350 ng/dL (nanograms per decilitre). From the analysis, they found that a total of 56% of the participants have depression or depressive symptoms.

"In an era where more and more men are being tested for lower levels of testosterone - there is very little data about the men who have borderline low testosterone levels," said Dr. Irwig, associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Andrology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "We felt it important to explore the mental health of this population."

The findings, published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

By Lizitha

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