Could gonadal and adrenal androgen deficiencies contribute to the depressive symptoms in men with systolic heart failure?

@article{KulejLyko2016CouldGA,
  title={Could gonadal and adrenal androgen deficiencies contribute to the depressive symptoms in men with systolic heart failure?},
  author={Katarzyna Kulej-Lyko and Jacek Majda and Stephan von Haehling and Wolfram Doehner and Monika Lopuszańska and Alicja Szklarska and Waldemar Banasiak and Stefan D. Anker and Piotr P Ponikowski and Ewa Anita Jankowska},
  journal={The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={221-230}
}
BACKGROUND Testosterone (TT) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) are neurosteroids and their deficiencies constitute the hormone risk factors promoting the development of depression in elderly otherwise healthy men. We investigated the link between hypogonadism and depression in accordance with age and concomitant diseases in men with systolic HF using the novel scale previously dedicated for elderly population. METHODS We analysed the prevalence of depression and severity of… CONTINUE READING