The significance of anabolic androgenic steroids in a Swedish prison population.

  title={The significance of anabolic androgenic steroids in a Swedish prison population.},
  author={Fia Kl{\"o}tz and Anna Petersson and Orsolya Hoffman and Ingemar B Thiblin},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={51 3},
Use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been associated with adverse psychiatric effect, violent behavior, and criminality. The aim of this study was to further investigate the motives for and consequences of AAS use, with focus on violent and antisocial behavior. Fifty-nine prisoners were interviewed on their use of AAS, and their history was mapped with Addiction Severity Index interviews. Of these prisoners, 56% admitted previous use of AAS, of whom 24% declared to have committed… CONTINUE READING

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