anabolic steroid Describe the potential adverse effects and possible health risks associated with anabolic steroid use by males and females, including psychological manifestations of use that have...

anabolic steroid

Describe the potential adverse effects and possible health risks

associated with anabolic steroid use by males and females, including

psychological manifestations of use that have been observed in many

athletes who have used these substances indiscriminately.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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 In your research, you may wish to examine the history of some of the professional wrestlers in America.  For instance, in 2007 Chris Benoit, a professional wrestler, had experienced explosive outburst, paranoia, and depression before his "roid rage" in which he strangled his wife and suffocated his seven-year-old and then killed himself.

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Another possible side effect that is often overlooked is depression.  People who continually use these steroids will become addicted to them.  Between does, the person often exhibits symptoms closely resembling a deep, clinical depression.  This particular side effect can make it very difficult for the person to stop using the drug.  This type of drug can also lead to emotional instability in users.  The person might become paranoid, extremely jealous, violent, irrationally angry, or they may even experience delusions.  The psychological impact of this drug can be just as dangerous as the physical.

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The negative impact of the use of steroids is well documented, especially in terms of biological impacts on sexual organs. However, perhaps more disturbing than this is the way that the consistent use of steroids literally overpowers those who use them, making them subject to attacks of rage and overpowering anger that have massive psychological and social repercussions.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This is an important question. There are many side effects of steriod usage. Here is a list of some of them. For men, there is  decreased sperm count, on account of the atrophy of the the testicles, fluid retention, development of male breasts, which can be extremely unpleasant to look at, and psychotic episodes.

For women, there is increased bodily hair, decrease in breast size, fluid retention, deepening of voice, menstruation cycle irregularities, and aggression.

All of these side effects clearly speak of the dangers of steriod usage.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are many famous adverse effects of anabolic steroids.  There is testicle shrinkage and enlargement of the head.  In women, use of some steroids can lead to decreased breast size and increase in the size of the clitoris.

Psychologically, there is the famed "roid rage" in which steroid use leads to emotional instability and difficulties in controlling one's anger.

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