Stuart N. Seidman, MD


Testosterone Deficiency, Depression and Sexual Function in Aging Men

October 01, 2005

There is growing epidemiologic and clinical data that confirm progressive hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal hypofunctioning in aging men. What role does the HPG axis play in the complex psychobiology of male sexual and affective disorders? The treatment rationale, clinical indications and risks in using exogenous testosterone for late-life depression are explored.