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

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

Research analysis lead by Kamal Patel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mood

What is 'roid rage'?
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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  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)