Author(s): Pope HG Jr, Katz DL
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Abstract To assess the frequency of affective and psychotic symptoms in athletes taking anabolic steroids, the authors performed structured interviews of 41 body-builders and football players who had used steroids. According to DSM-III-R, nine subjects (22\%) displayed a full affective syndrome, and five (12\%) displayed psychotic symptoms in association with steroid use. These findings suggest that major psychiatric symptoms may be a common adverse effect of these drugs.
This article was published in Am J Psychiatry
and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies