Depression In Men Could Be To Low Testosterone Levels

by Medindia Content Team on  February 22, 2005 at 3:16 PM General Health News
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Depression In Men Could Be To Low Testosterone Levels
Researchers studied the association between hypogonadism and depression in men age 45 and older. At a two-year follow-up , results showed nearly 22 percent of the men with low testosterone levels had developed depression, compared to about 7 percent of those with normal levels. The finding held true even after results were adjusted to factor in other conditions, such as alcohol abuse and prostate cancer, that could have raised the risk for depression in the men.

In a recent study of 278 men with no signs of depression at the beginning of the research found about a four-times higher rate of subsequent depression in men with low levels of the male hormone.

Thus researchers say further studies are needed to determine the role testosterone replacement in treating depression in men and to assess any risks from the treatment that could possibly outweigh its benefits, such as an increased risk for prostate cancer.

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