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Health Psychol Res



Testosterone Replacement Therapy in the Treatment of Depression.


Anderson DJ, Vazirnia P, Loehr C, Sternfels W, Hasoon J, Viswanath O, Kaye AD, Urits I
Health Psychol Res. 2022; 10(4):38956.
PMID: 36452903.


Depression is a common disorder that affects millions globally and is linked to reduced quality of life and mortality. Its pathophysiology is complex and there are several forms of treatment proposed in the literature with differing side effect profiles. Many patients do not respond to treatment which warrants augmentation with other treatments and the investigation of novel treatments. One of these treatments includes testosterone therapy which evidence suggests might improve depressed mood in older patients with low levels of testosterone and helps restore physical impairments caused by age-related hormonal changes.