Anabolic-androgenic steroids and decision making: Probability and effort discounting in male rats.

@article{Wallin2015AnabolicandrogenicSA,
  title={Anabolic-androgenic steroids and decision making: Probability and effort discounting in male rats.},
  author={Kathryn G Wallin and Jasmin M Alves and Ruth I. Wood},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={57},
  pages={84-92}
}
Anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse is implicated in maladaptive behaviors such as increased aggression and risk taking. Impaired judgment due to changes in the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system may contribute to these behavioral changes. While AAS are known to influence dopamine function in mesocorticolimbic circuitry, the effects on decision making are unknown. This was the focus of the present study. Adolescent male Long-Evans rats were treated chronically with high-dose testosterone (7… CONTINUE READING