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Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Apr;147(4):510-2.

Evidence for physical and psychological dependence on anabolic androgenic steroids in eight weight lifters.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor.

Abstract

All eight users of anabolic androgenic steroids in a pilot survey of weight lifters reported withdrawal symptoms and continued steroid use despite adverse consequences. Psychiatric (especially, depressive) symptoms were prominent in dependent users, underscoring the importance of diagnosing steroid dependence in clinical practice.

PMID:
2316741
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.147.4.510
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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