Affect mood states such as depression, anxiety, and stress.

Our evidence-based analysis features 9 unique references to scientific papers.

Research analysis by and verified by the Research Team. Last updated on Jul 13, 2018.

Summary of Mood

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding Mood

Q: What is 'roid rage'?

A: Mostly a myth; testosterone (including injections) can increase impulsivity in some but this does not appear to be reliable (does not affect every person tested), impulsivity might lead to aggression but this is drawing at straws now with the connections

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

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  1. Bagatell CJ, et al. Metabolic and behavioral effects of high-dose, exogenous testosterone in healthy men . J Clin Endocrinol Metab. (1994)
  2. Anderson RA, Bancroft J, Wu FC. The effects of exogenous testosterone on sexuality and mood of normal men . J Clin Endocrinol Metab. (1992)
  3. Alexander GM, et al. Androgen-behavior correlations in hypogonadal men and eugonadal men. I. Mood and response to auditory sexual stimuli . Horm Behav. (1997)
  4. O'Connor DB, et al. Exogenous testosterone, aggression, and mood in eugonadal and hypogonadal men . Physiol Behav. (2002)
  5. Tricker R, et al. The effects of supraphysiological doses of testosterone on angry behavior in healthy eugonadal men--a clinical research center study . J Clin Endocrinol Metab. (1996)
  6. Giorgi A, Weatherby RP, Murphy PW. Muscular strength, body composition and health responses to the use of testosterone enanthate: a double blind study . J Sci Med Sport. (1999)
  7. O'Connor DB, et al. Activational effects of testosterone on cognitive function in men . Neuropsychologia. (2001)
  8. Alexander GM, et al. Androgen-behavior correlations in hypogonadal men and eugonadal men. II. Cognitive abilities . Horm Behav. (1998)
  9. Wolf OT, et al. Testosterone and cognition in elderly men: a single testosterone injection blocks the practice effect in verbal fluency, but has no effect on spatial or verbal memory . Biol Psychiatry. (2000)

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"Mood,", published on 10 June 2018, last updated on 13 July 2018,