STEROIDS AFFECT A WIDE RANGE OF MOOD FACTORS
Parrott, A. C., Choi, P. Y., & Davies, M. (1994). Anabolic steroid use by amateur athletes: effects upon psychological mood states. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 34, 292-298.
Weight-training individuals attending a needle-exchange clinic, completed the Buss-Durke Inventory for hostility/aggression, and a feeling state questionnaire. Steroid usage consisted of high doses in 6-14 week cycles, with no steroids between cycles.
Ss reported significantly higher feelings of aggression, aggression toward objects, verbal aggression, and aggression during training. There was no aggression toward people during steroid taking. While on drugs there were significantly higher feelings of alertness, irritability, anxiety, suspiciousness, and negativism.
Implication. Anabolic steroid ingestion can affect a wide range of psychological mood states.
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