Anabolic steroid abuse and dependence

@article{Brower2002AnabolicSA,
  title={Anabolic steroid abuse and dependence},
  author={K. Brower},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={4},
  pages={377-387}
}
  • K. Brower
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
  • Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are mainly used to treat androgen deficiency syndromes and, more recently, catabolic states such as AIDS-associated wasting. There is no evidence in the reviewed literature that AAS abuse or dependence develops from the therapeutic use of AAS. Conversely, 165 instances of AAS dependence have been reported among weightlifters and bodybuilders who, as part of their weight training regimens, chronically administered supraphysiologic doses, often including… CONTINUE READING
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