TOTAL T BLOG

Psychological Impact of Low Testosterone

The physical effects of Low T in San Diego men are often easily missed; not many men realize that the several troubling health issues they may be experiencing are all related to their hormone levels. Some of the most telling signs of Low T are psychological symptoms that are both subtle and subjective.

Mistaken Diagnoses

Because the symptoms of Low T are similar to many other mood disorders, men are frequently misdiagnosed. The treatment they receive after misdiagnosis is often related solely to mental health: anti-depressants and other mood-altering prescriptions, plus therapy or counseling are all attempts to get these men’s psychological symptoms back on track.

Yet, without addressing the underlying cause of these emotional issues, these other treatment methods are only treating symptoms, and not promoting whole-body healing. For example, while studies show that serotonin levels and testosterone levels may be related, looking at hormone levels usually isn’t part of the normal diagnosis process when patients come in with signs of clinical depression.

Men who suffer from depression and anxiety typically present with lower-than-average testosterone levels as well. Even worse, the stress hormone cortisol hampers testosterone production, while many anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications lower testosterone levels even further.

By addressing the true cause of moodiness and personality changes in older men, symptoms of depression, anxiety and other psychological issues can be relieved at the source. Our testosterone replacement therapy program helps San Diego men alleviate the psychological issues that are associated with Low T levels, helping men feel more like themselves again.