VIRGINIA HUFFER, M.D.; WINFIELD H. SCOTT, PH.D.; THOMAS B. CONNOR, M.D.; HARRIS LOVICE, M.D.
This study explores some psychological implications of hormonal treatment of adult males who have failed to mature sexually. Although effective hormonal replacement for androgen deficiency has been available for more than 20 years, there are few reports on the emotional consequences of replacement therapy in androgen-deficient adult men. This paper reports on eight individuals with prolonged prepubescence and their emotional responses to corrective treatment with androgen therapy. Suggestions are made as to the role of androgenic hormones in psychosexual maturation in the male.
The early reports on replacement therapy of patients with hypogonadism indicate that, with androgens, personality improvement and
HUFFER V, SCOTT WH, CONNOR TB, LOVICE H. Psychological Studies of Adult Male Patients with Sexual Infantilism Before and After Androgen Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;61:255–268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-255
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):255-268.
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