Low testosterone and depression. That’s I’m going to talk about in this video.
Testosterone deficiency is a common cause of depression in men and can go unrecognized. As a psychiatrist, what I see is the either the depressed man who doesn’t get enough improvement with antidepressants or the man who is not particularly sad, but instead angry, irritable or anxious, or negative.
Here are some of the other signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency.
Signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency
Decreased assertiveness/increased submissiveness
Decreased stress tolerance
Depression or lowered mood
Loss of body and pubic hair (scalp hair is preserved)
Diminished beard growth
Thinning and drying of skin (decreased sebum production)
Diminished bone mineralization
Obesity or increased body fat (men)
Reduced muscle volume and strength
Reduced general vigor and hardiness
Decreased semen volume
Decreased sexuality (decreased libido, arousal, responsiveness)
There are some things that have been linked to having low testosterone. They don’t necessarily cause it, but there is a link. These things are:
Treated diabetes and obesity
Having chronic headaches,
Being over age 60
Having asthmas that has been treated
and sleeping less than 5 hr/night
There are some medications that can cause low testosterone
Cholesterol-lowering agents like Lipitor
Saw palmetto which is an over the counter treatment for enlarged prostate
And a Zinc deficiency
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