Serum testosterone levels in depressive male patients

  • Nasar Abbas Shamsi Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad
  • Sobia Waqas Islamic International Medical College, 274-Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
  • Shazadi Ambreen Shifa College of Dentistry, Islamabad
  • Hira Ayaz Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad
  • Mahvash Khan Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad
  • Waqas Hameed Pak International Medical College, Peshawar
Keywords: Depression, Libido, Testosterone, Male

Abstract

Background: Testosterone exerts a wide range of functions in males including behavioural traits like aggression, libido and sexual motivation. The objective of this study was to estimate serum Testosterone levels in Depressive male patients. Methods: This was a case control study performed at Islamic International Medical College, and Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health, Military Hospital Rawalpindi. The study comprised a total of 96 male participants having age of 18–60 years. They were divided into two groups: Group A consisted of 24 adult healthy males and Group B consisted of 72 male depressive patients diagnosed on the basis of Siddiqui Shah Depression Scale. Serum Testosterone of Group A was compared with that of Group B. Results: Serum Testosterone (7.98±1.03 ηg/ml) levels of Group A have shown no significant differences as compared to serum Testosterone levels (8.92±0.56 ηg/ml) of Group B. Conclusion: Serum testosterone levels were not found to be low in depressive patients.

Pak J Physiol 2020;16(2):3−5

Author Biographies

Nasar Abbas Shamsi, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

Assistant Professor Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Defence Avenue, DHA-I, Islamabad.

Sobia Waqas, Islamic International Medical College, 274-Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi

Dr Sobia Waqas, Assistant Professor of Physiology

Islamic International Medical College, 274-Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi

Shazadi Ambreen, Shifa College of Dentistry, Islamabad

Dr Shazadi Ambreen, Lecturer

Shifa College of Dentistry, H-8/4, Islamabad

 

 

Hira Ayaz, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

Dr Hira Ayaz, Assistant Professor of Physiology

Foundation University Medical College, Defence Avenue, DHA-I, Islamabad

 

 

Mahvash Khan, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad

Dr Mahvash Khan, Professor of Physiology

Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad

 

 

Waqas Hameed, Pak International Medical College, Peshawar

Dr Waqas Hameed, Professor of Physiology

Pak International Medical College, Phase-5, Hayatabad, Peshawar

 

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Published
2020-06-29
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Shamsi N, Waqas S, Ambreen S, Ayaz H, Khan M, Hameed W. Serum testosterone levels in depressive male patients. PJP [Internet]. 29Jun.2020 [cited 4Dec.2020];16(2):3-. Available from: http://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1224