Question by  Amy37 (33)

Can testosterone levels effect someone with bipolar issues?

My testosterone levels are lower than they should be, I am feeling as if they are effecting my condition of being bipolar.


Answer by  snappies (579)

Yes, low testosterone levels can affect you in a negative way such with mood swings and behavior that would be classified as aggresive. It can also affect your sleep patterns and cause you to lose sleep which will make you more moody.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

This is a question for a doctor or a clinical psychologist however I do not believe that bipolar disorder is affected by testosterone (or estrogen) levels.


Answer by  henners (568)

Yes, testosterone levels can have a profound effect on individuals with bipolar disorders and all medications should be discussed at length with primary care provider.


Answer by  mb (5482)

The corrolation between bipolar disorder and testosterone is not proven but possible. The problem is more women are bipolar than men and their testoterone levels are naturally low. Men with very high testosterone have proven to be more aggresive and this may contribute to the manic phase of a bipolar episode.


Answer by  Anonymous

I am a woman who is Bipolar and I have high testosterone levels so I'm thinking that they do in fact go hand in hand. This may explain the aggression that I experience with my mania. I know no conclusive evidence has been gathered but I believe they do correlate.

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