Psychological and Behavioural Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

  title={Psychological and Behavioural Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids},
  author={M. Bahrke and C. Yesalis and J. E. Wright},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  • M. Bahrke, C. Yesalis, J. E. Wright
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • SummaryEndogenous testosterone levels have been linked to aggressive behaviour in both animals and humans. Studies administering moderate doses of exogenous testosterone for contraceptive and clinical purposes reveal essentially no adverse effects on male sexual and aggressive behaviour. However, investigations and case reports of athletes, usually involving higher doses, demonstrate an association between anabolic-androgenic steroid use and affective and psychotic syndromes and psychological… CONTINUE READING
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