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Testosterone and depression

Testosterone and Depression

Testosterone is a hormone that’s sometimes also called an androgen. Androgens, including testosterone, are also known as male hormones. Testosterone contributes to a number of bodily functions, such as muscle strength sex drive bone density body fat distribution Testosterone in men also aids sperm production. Although testosterone is categorized as a male hormone, women also produce testosterone. Females, however, have lower concentrations of the hormone than men. Low testosterone in men and women can cause a number of physical and emotional symptoms, including depression. Sex hormones may play a role in the development of depression. Women have a higher risk of depression than men until they reach age 65, at which time sexual differences wane. Sex hormones may be responsible for the difference in susceptibility to...

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