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Do SSRIs Affect Testosterone?


hey guys,I suffer from ocd so i take some medication .do you think SSRIs effect testosterone?


been waiting for weeks...


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I don't have evidence, but I suspect that they do. My logic is this: it is firmly established that SSRIs drastically reduce the duration of REM sleep. Since REM sleep is when most testosterone is secreted, it stands to reason that anything that disrupts REM sleep may in turn disrupt testosterone production.


I dont think they do. They may lower Prolactin for a short while...