Personality, Mood, and Psychiatric Symptoms Among Anabolic Steroid Users

Personality, Mood, and Psychiatric Symptoms Among Anabolic Steroid Users /  Howard B. Moss, George L. Panzak, Ralph E. Tarter. - (American Journal on Addiction 1 (1992) 4 (Fall); p. 315-324)


The relationship between use of anabolic stemids (ASS) and specific personality dimensions was assessed in 50 male bodybuilders who were current or past users compared with a sample of 25 age-matched, “natural” male My builders who never used ASS. No personality differences were found. me relationship between current AS use and the presence of variations in mood state, hostility, and psychiatric symptomatology was then evaluated. Current AS users scored higher than non-users only on psychometric scales measuring hostility, aggression, and somatization. Thus, reports that AS use was associated with significant psychopathology, other than aggression and somatization, could not be confirmed.

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1 December 1991
Moss, Howard B.
Panzak, George L.
Tarter, Ralph E.
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
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