Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and Aggression: Studies Using Animal Models

  title={Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and Aggression: Studies Using Animal Models},
  author={M. Mcginnis},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • M. Mcginnis
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Abstract: The use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs) has escalated in teenagers and is associated with increased violence. Adolescent exposure to chronic high levels of AASs is of particular concern because puberty is a hormonally sensitive period during which neural circuitry for adult male patterns of behavior develop. Thus, teenage AAS use may have long‐term repercussions on the potential for displaying aggression and violence. Animal models have contributed valuable information on the… CONTINUE READING
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