The medical community is well aware that a decline in growth hormone levels can lead to impairments in quality of life in adults. Changes in QoL are noted in emotional responses, body image, mood, health, libido, and mental functions. Depression is a common denominator for many men and women dealing with adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD). In this report, we will focus on the use of HGH treatment for depression and its overall benefits for adults.
One extensive study of the topic of HGH, depression, daily functioning, and well-being was published in November 2014. The research encompassed seven focus groups, four telephone interviews, and AGHD patients over age 22 in three countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany). Criteria included at least one course of HGH therapy as an adult.