Testosterone makes people with social anxiety disorder less likely to avoid the gaze of other people. This is one of the conclusions of a study by behavioral scientists at Radboud University. The study is the first to demonstrate that testosterone can help people with social anxiety. The scientific journal Psychoneuroendocrinology published the results online on 16 September.
Previous studies on healthy people have indicated that testosterone facilitates contact with other people. It has also been shown that people with social anxiety have less testosterone than healthy people do, and that they are highly likely to suffer from social avoidance.
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