Anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse and psychopathology / John H. Porcerelli, Bruce A. Sandler. - (Psychiatric Clinics of North America 21 (1998) 4 (1 December); p. 829-833)
- PMID: 9890124
- DOI: 10.1016/s0193-953x(05)70043-5
Anabolic steroid abuse is a significant public health problem. There is evidence from both case reports and empirical studies that abuse of these drugs causes significant psychiatric and medical effects. There appears to be a relationship between increased dosages and severity of psychiatric symptomatology. Research is needed on the role of pathologic personality traits in the initiation and maintenance of anabolic steroid abuse.