Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bipolar and Testosterone

A/N: Just an informative article to help you understand Edward in the next chapter, which will be up later this week.



The androgen hormone testosterone is secreted in the adrenal glands and ovaries in women and in the adrenal glands and testes in men. The hormone is closely related to optimal sexual performance in both men and women. Bipolar disorder, which is associated with depression and mania, may worsen due to an imbalance in testosterone levels, particularly in older men.

HIGH TESTOSTERONE AND MANIA

High testosterone levels, on the other hand, are more likely to give rise to symptoms of mania. Excessive amounts of available testosterone in the bloodstream can give rise to irritability, aggressiveness, vindictiveness and a desire to act. The extreme energy levels that can accompany high testosterone levels can also distort rational thought processes and lead to irrational decision making. All of these are symptoms that also accompany states of clinically diagnosed mania.

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1 comment:

  1. Yup, i am a Giles hater, cause i know that Edward is really trying and has been faithfull to a tea. I know that Bella thinks that she has some kind of feeling for Giles, but she loves and is in love with Edward....i want and hope Edward and Bella work it out and that Giles is out of the picture!!! Team Edward cause he is really trying his hardest to be the man Bella deserves!!

    the avid reader(sandym)

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