Testosterone shows hurtful, helpful sides

By Bruce Bower, 15:47 PM April 15, 2008

A small but significant portion of men taking large doses of testosterone experience mania, although moderate doses of the male sex hormone show promise in boosting the mood and sex drive of HIV-infected men.

A pair of new studies offers a glimpse of the contrasting faces of the male sex hormone testosterone, at least from a psychiatric perspective. Testosterone has developed a negative image from reports of bodybuilders and athletes who become agitated and violent after injecting themselves ...

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