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Is it possible that the increased aggression of my child is the result of increased testosterone in the blood?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Highly unlikely

There are precious few scenarios in which that would happen and all of them are exceedingly rare.
It's likely you have a combination of a boy, who is very active, maybe some behavior and discipline issues tossed in.

In brief: Highly unlikely

There are precious few scenarios in which that would happen and all of them are exceedingly rare.
It's likely you have a combination of a boy, who is very active, maybe some behavior and discipline issues tossed in.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Aggression is not usually driven mainly by hormone quantity, but by a complex mix of emotional, psychological, spiritual and possible physical triggers.
Persistently seek help from a team who can consider and work with these components as they apply to your child, and keep your child and those around the child safe.

In brief: Yes but unlikely

Aggression is not usually driven mainly by hormone quantity, but by a complex mix of emotional, psychological, spiritual and possible physical triggers.
Persistently seek help from a team who can consider and work with these components as they apply to your child, and keep your child and those around the child safe.
Dr. Gary Snead
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that the aggression in your child is due to increased testosterone unless he is taking a supplement containing testosterone.
Excess testosterone would manifest itself in younger children with usually more rapid growth and skeletal maturity in addition to other signs of early mascularlization.

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that the aggression in your child is due to increased testosterone unless he is taking a supplement containing testosterone.
Excess testosterone would manifest itself in younger children with usually more rapid growth and skeletal maturity in addition to other signs of early mascularlization.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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