Testosterone

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that has shown to be reduced in people with schizophrenia. It is not used routinely as a therapy for schizophrenia, however some studies have trialed the use of testosterone as an additional, adjunctive treatment to standard antipsychotic treatments.

What is the evidence for testosterone supplementation?

Low quality evidence is unclear as to the benefit of testosterone as an adjunctive therapy for schizophrenia. Further research is required.

October 2019

Last updated at: 5:17 am, 1st October 2019
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