Testosterone And Health: Your Mindset & Moods


Your Testosterone And Health Are Linked In A Number Of Ways

Including Impacting Your Mindset & Moods

When thinking of how your testosterone levels impact your health, I imagine spring to mind is muscle growth and possibly fat loss.

What you may not be aware of is that your testosterone levels affect your psychological, physical and mental health.

Having low T levels can negatively impact all of these.

In this article, we’re going to focus on how low testosterone levels can affect your mindset & mood.


Depressed Man

When it comes to mindset/ mood, depression is probably the most obvious place to start.

Men with low T have been found to have an increased likelihood of having or developing depression.

Men diagnosed as suffering from depression are more likely to have low testosterone levels.

There was a study published in 2004, investigating whether low testosterone was a risk factor for depression.

This study was led by Dr. Molly M. Shores, they followed 278 men over the age of 45 for a period of four years.

Dr. Shores and her research team found that the men who suffered from low testosterone levels were four times more likely to be diagnosed with clinical depression.


man motivated

Testosterone & motivation are intrinsically linked.

In fact, if you were to look at most lists of the symptoms of low T, you will usually see reduced motivation somewhere towards the top.

Men who optimize testosterone levels usually report that they feel more motivation.

It’s not clear why optimizing testosterone levels increases motivation.

It’s thought that due to testosterone raising traits like focus and aggression, that an increase in motivation is a by-product.

Confidence/ Assertiveness

confident male

Increased confidence is one of the things that tends to come with optimised testosterone levels.

This is something men report whether they optimize testosterone levels naturally or synthetically.

There was a test conducted with 243 males, where they gave one group a dose of synthetic testosterone and the other group a placebo.

They then asked these groups to complete simple maths questions set up in such a way to elicit a gut reaction.

What they found was that the men on the synthetic testosterone responded far more swiftly than those on the placebo.

Another reason it is believed optimized testosterone may increase confidence, is the improvements it brings to body composition.

it increases your muscle, reduces your body fat, boosts energy and sexual performance and a culmination of these benefits makes people and men in particular more confident.

Concentration & Memory

Man focusing

As we age it’s common knowledge that our mental faculties like concentration and memory begin to “fade” somewhat.

What has been noticed is that this “fade” begins to happen around the same time that testosterone levels begin to naturally drop.

Lack of concentration and poorer memory is also a common side effect of men with low testosterone regardless of age.

When people who suffer from low T, boost testosterone production, they often report improvements in their focus, memory and concentration.

Final Thoughts & Articles To Check Out

I hope you have found this article useful and have a greater understanding of how testosterone levels are important for mental health.

Your testosterone and health are linked in a number of different ways.

You can see more of the ways that having low T can negatively impact healthy by checking out the below articles.

Testosterone And Health Articles

If you have any of the above issues, I hope you will be encouraged to investigate further.

If you think that you may be suffering from low T, I’d suggest the first step is getting your levels tested.

You can check out the home testosterone testing services I recommend below.

Recommended Home Testosterone Test

If you want to optimize testosterone, I suggest you check out my articles below as well!

Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

Please share with anyone you think may find this useful.

If you have any questions in regard to this article or testosterone and health as a whole. Just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

You can also follow me on my social media sites, where I share plenty more about how testosterone and health are linked & how to optimize T levels

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38 thoughts on “Testosterone And Health: Your Mindset & Moods”

  1. Henry says:

    Hi! I really didn’t know about these links between testosterone and health. And some of them are pretty surprising. I would have not thought it could affect motivation. I’ll continue researching but you have indeed awakened my curiosity. I’ll also read your post concerning increasing testosterone naturally. Thank you for this post.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Henry,

      I’m glad you found this useful!

      Yeah testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways, check out this Testosterone And Health – The Benefits Of Healthy T Article  to get an understanding of the wider benefits of making sure you have at least “normal” testosterone levels.

  2. Virendra says:

    I had no idea how important testosterone is! This was a very informative article and it really made me think about it. I always felt that testosterone was something that men just had and that we all laugh about when we are seeing two men wrestling with each other. But I wasn’t aware at all that low testosterone could cause depression just blew my mind!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Virendra,

      I’m glad you found this article useful!

      Yep both men and women need to have healthy levels of testosterone, if men or women suffer from low T, it can negatively impact your health in a number of ways. If you want an idea of what healthy T levels look like, check out this Testosterone And Health – What Should Your T Levels Be Article

  3. Akshay says:

    Wow, that’s a wonderful article. After reading previous articles from your website, I love to visit your site always. This article is very informative and encouraging. 

    Now, I can figure out the importance of the right testosterone level. I have also checked your article on home testosterone test. Do you also provide online services for international clients? I would love to get your guidance.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing article. I am following you on social media.


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Akshay, 

      I’m glad you find my tips on how to increase testosterone useful! 

      Yes there are organisations I can recommend that provide testosterone tests in other countries, where do you live?

  4. TimMoto says:

    I am 68 years old and had no idea that testosterone was linked to you moods, memory, motivation, confidence, etc.  This worth checking out.  The studies you quoted, are essentially saying that either natural or synthetic are basically the same if I read correctly.  

    I have to admit I have a low level of concentration, always have and it may be linked to low-T.  I can’t be sure but I think on my next annual physical, I’ll talk to the doctor about that specifically. 

    So, reading this has given me food for thought.  Again, at 68 I still have plenty of life left and maybe have my testosterone checked out would be a smart thing to do.  Thank you for this!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Tim, 

      Once you pass the age of 30 your testosterone levels do start to decrease naturally, although this is now even further enhanced by exposure to chemicals & a bad diet etc. Yeah speak to your doctor about potentially having low T, it is something that is often overlooked!

  5. Todd P Matthews says:

    You know, I wasn’t aware that concentration and memory are affected by low testosterone. I knew things like depression, motivation, and assertiveness are affected, but I would’ve thought the last factor was a different cause. But, the numbers are in if men are reporting decreases in concentration around the same time testosterone naturally starts to decrease. Even more interesting is the rebound they receive after an increase in testosterone.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Todd,

      Yeah it is quite shocking in just how many areas testosterone and health are connected. Yeah the studies conducted in to these areas really are interesting, if men in particular find that their concentration ad memory is noticeably slipping, I’d advise men get their T levels looked at!

  6. Nate says:

    I would never have imagined that testosterone had such links to other things like depression, motivation, and memory/concentration. Those three kind surprised me but as I read your article it made perfect sense. When I think of testosterone I immediately think of huge guys in the gym lol.

    I am very interested in those studies you mentioned. I am glad you mentioned them. Learned something new today and I appreciate you sharing.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Nate,

      Yeah I know it’s quite shocking the many different areas testosterone and health are linked. Yeah most people do think of muscle mass when they think of how testosterone effects the body and health but its effects are far wider reaching, which is why it’s so important you need to maintain healthy levels. I’m glad you found this interesting.

  7. John says:

    Wow this is truly an awakening for me. I would have never thought that testosterone can affect moods and alertiveness. I believe that there must be some research that backs this up really well. Its good that you can educate us on this. I am going to make sure to do a more extensive research on the discourse. Thanks for the valuable information.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi John, 

      I’m glad you found this useful!

      Yes your testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways, with moods and alertiveness being one of them! 

      This study is a good starting place, exploring how low T is linked to depression:

      It’s a good place to start!

  8. Mike says:

    This article is so helpful. I had no idea that testosterone was linked to depression and your motivation. It really does make sense. 

    I’m off to check how to increase your testosterone levels naturally right away. I’ve actually read a bit about this in Tim Ferris’s 4 hour body book, so I’m interested in seeing if it matches too

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Mike,

      yeah your testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways! With your mindset and moods just being a couple of them.

      Yeah Tim Ferris’s stuff is good, I provide a large number of on ways to boost testosterone, feel free to check them out here

  9. Yomi says:

    This is an interesting piece. I have always known Testosterone as the male hormone, but it’s also interesting to see it also plays other roles in our bodies. What are some of the natural ways of boosting testosterone? And which natural foods can one take to improve on testosterone? Can a depressed person be cured by testosterone supplements? 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Yomi,

      I’m glad you found this interesting. Yeah your testosterone and health are linked in a wide number of ways, not just the physical side of things. There are multiple different ways to boost testosterone, you can check some of them out here

      With regards to include your diet to boost testosterone, check out this Foods That Boost Testosterone Production – The Big List

      I’d suggest looking to naturally increase testosterone naturally as supposed to taking testosterone supplements, if you check out the link I directed you to above, those methods to boost testosterone, should help reduce feelings of depression.

  10. Scott Hinkle says:

    Thank you for this informative post.

    I didn’t realize testosterone was linked to so many things.  I fell into the muscle and weight loss category.

    I have to say, I have no idea what my testosterone level even is.  I guess finding that out will be the first step, LOL.

    Thanks again.  This has given me a lot to think about.


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Scott, 

      I’m glad you found this useful, yeah your testosterone and health are closely linked in multiple ways. Yeah most people leap to muscle mass gains and getting trimmer when thinking of what T does for them. Yeah getting your levels tested if you think have low levels would be the best option. Check this the symptoms of low testosterone article to get a feel if you do potentially have low T. 

      You can also find out more the testing company I use for T levels in this article here: Home Testosterone Test – My Recommended UK Service

  11. Shelley says:

    It is more baffling to see that all these moods could be affected by the level of our testosterone. That is rather an outrage. I never would have thought that motivation could affect testosterone. I guess having a positive mindset would always trigger one towards having a higher level of rise in testosterone in one. This is nice and I will surely try my best to stay positive in order to boost my testosterone levels. Thumbs up

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Shelley, 

      Actually its the other away around lol 🙂 suffering from low testosterone negatively impacts your emotional health, low T can lower motivation, increase likelihood of depression and more!

  12. mattias says:

    Testosterone really plays an important role in our health and the way our mood is structured. Hence, a happier and more lively mood is dependent on having a higher testosterone. So, it is more germane to make reasonable efforts to get our testosterone high. It actually affects some areas in our mood that I never thought it could ever affect but then, it still feel nice yo know of. Cheers

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Mattias, 

      Yep your testosterone and health are linked in a number of ways, with your moods and mental health just being one of them. Yep having higher testosterone certainly reduces the risk of depression, increase motivation and can lead to feelings of elation to name a few things!

  13. Dane says:

    I must admit I have no idea testosterone level can affect the mood of someone. Surprisingly there may bebl some other people who are out there having soke issues as a result of low testosterone but wouldn’t know about it and would go about looking for some drugs to use for the problem without having a knowledge about the cause. I’ll advice everyone to always be aware of their testosterone level to help avoid such problems.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Dane, 

      Yeah your testosterone and health are linked in a wide number of ways and your emotional/ mental health is something that people are rarely aware of! 

      Things like depression, lacking motivation, social anxiety, can all be symptoms of low testosterone. Increasing your testosterone levels reduces the likelihood of suffering from all three of those and more! 

  14. Love Yourself says:

    Oh wow, I really did not realise that there was such a close link between levels of testosterone and one’s mental health.  It is incredibly interesting.  I have 2 male friends who suffer terribly from depression, but I don’t think either of them have been advised or even informed that this may be due to low testosterone levels.  

    I will certainly be passing on your website details to them so that they can read this article.  It sounds life-changing.

    Thanks again for such a thorough review and including actual studies and research.


    1. Nate Stone says:


      Yeah your testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways. Yeah depression is a pretty common symptom of low testosterone. I suggest they check out this other Testosterone And Health – 5 Symptoms Of Low T article

      If they suffer from anything else on the list it likely is low testosterone levels.

  15. Krista says:

    Hi there, I really liked your color choices on your pages. This made the information easily accessible.  I had no idea the volume of this problem.  Many causes can be linked to depression, but I did not know that T was one.  Is aggression an aspect that is high?  Because this might affect the crime rate, if it is significant.  Very important topic for everyone to read.

    Thank you for this.  All the Best, Krista

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Krista, 

      Yeah people suffering from low testosterone is a major health issue. 

      Yes suffering from depression is one of the key signs of low testosterone. 

      As far as I’m aware low testosterone doesn’t led to increased aggression, it negatively impacts health in multiple other ways though!

  16. Nuttanee says:

    Thank you so much on writing such an informative post. I am wondering if my husband is suffering from testosterone imbalanced or not. But there are signs that he might be. Have you heard of Mega Tribulus Extract? Is it a good supplement to take to improve his testosterone? I will make sure that he takes his vitamin B as well.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Nuttanee, 

      I’m glad you found this article useful! 

      If your worried your husband may have low T, check out this testosterone and health – 5 signs of low T article

      It will help you work out if he potentially suffers from more symptoms. I have, more research is required as far as Tribulus Terestis is concerned. Yeah B vitamins are a good supplement choice, you can check out my other recommended testosterone boosting supplements here

  17. Jones says:

    It’s really true that Testosterone is linked with health. Now I know It’s really nice to keep a balanced Testosterone level and I actually didn’t know of these things it does before now, I was only aware of the fact that works for depression. This article is very useful, I now have some knowledge of the benefits of low testosterone and what low level of it can cause. I’m actually very perplexed that it can affect confidence. Thanks

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Jones, 

      Yeah testosterone and health are linked in a number of ways. Yeah confidence is probably more of a secondary benefit and comes as a result of the other benefits you get from increased testosterone production. If you want a wider idea of the health benefits that you get from increased testosterone production, check out this Testosterone And Health Article Here

  18. Sue says:

    Hi Nate, I have to thank you for writing and sharing this article on a topic most men (women too!) are interested in. I have to admit that I was only aware of the more common physical variables of men’s health that testosterone affects: Things like  masculine body characteristics such as broad shoulders, facial hair growth, a deep voice, and of course sexual vigor.

    I was completely surprised to learn that T levels are also linked to moods and mindset and that low levels can result in depression and a lack of focus, confidence and motivation. Wow. My husband is getting older (well aren’t we all) and he has expressed concern about his T levels. He is especially interested in your other 2 articles, “Recommended Home Testosterone Test” and “Ways to increase Testosterone Naturally.” Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise!


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sue, 

      I’m glad you found some value in this!

      Yeah you aren’t alone, when most people think of testosterone and health and how they are linked, they think of things like broad shoulders, facial hair, sexual vigor etc.

      What has been under reported/ not spoken about enough is the effect testosterone production has on your mental & emotional health. Yeah if your husband is getting older (sadly yes we all are) he may be feeling the effects of lowered testosterone production. 

      I would suggest that he may want to check what his T levels are and I recommend a great company which does that in my Recommended home testosterone test article and yeah get him to check out my different articles on ways to increase testosterone naturally, whether he has low or normal testosterone levels, he’ll see physical, emotional and mental health benefits by boosting his T levels.

  19. KingMaurey says:

    Keeping a balanced or rather high level of testosterone can be of immense benefits to men and also low level of it can be as dangerous as it can be. Testosterone is very linked to our health and I believe this encompasses our physical and psychological Health. Low level of testosterone cause depression and it will lead to low mood. Just to add, I’ll advise that those who are considering increasing their Testosterone do enough research, because the use of TRT known as Testosterone Replacement Therapy is very dangerous to the health. Thanks 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey King,

      Your right your testosterone and health are linked in variety of ways ad suffering from low testosterone can cause a number of health issues, especially for men with depression being one of the major ones!

      Yeah people do need to be careful if considering testosterone replacement therapy/ anabolic steroids. It can be dangerous and have some bad side effects, check out this article on the TRT Therapy Side Effects – What Are They

      It will help you understand, what the potential side effects are.

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