Anecdotal evidence from a low testosterone support group. (ala “I was diagnosed with depression, but turns out my testosterone was low”. and many others chiming in and saying the same thing happened to them. Doctors assumed it was depression. )
Yes there is a link between low testosterone and depression.
Harvard Gazette: Testosterone drives away the blues
Low testosterone can trigger male depression
Atlanta Business Chronicle - by Tom Barry
Again Aceuz I do not want to argue with you. I lived through this, and I have done plenty of research on the effects of low testosterone.
Now as to symptoms of depression in men being similar to symptoms of low testosterone, here you go:
Depression in Men Symptoms:
Feeling guilty, worthless, or that you always fail
Feeling restless and/or irritable
Having no energy
Problems sleeping (not sleeping or sleeping too much)
Feeling angry or violent
Feeling like you can’t work or get things done
Using alcohol or drugs to feel better
Losing interest in hobbies, work, and/or sex
Having problems focusing, remembering, or making choices
Missing work, class, or appointments
Not caring about anything or feeling “blank”
Always feeling sad or nervous
Changes in appetite and/or weight
Working too much
Being negative about everything
Thinking about death or suicide
Compare that list to the ADAM test list, see the overlap:
1. Have you had a decrease in libido (sex drive)? Yes No
2. Have you had a lack of energy? Yes No
3. Have you had a decrease in strength and/or endurance? Yes No
4. Have you lost height? Yes No
5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”? Yes No
6. Are you sad and/or grumpy? Yes No
7. Are your erections less strong? Yes No
8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports? Yes No
9. Are you falling asleep after dinner? Yes No
10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?
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