The Psychological Effects Of Using Steroids

Anabolic Steroids. What are they? Where do they come from? Why are they used? From amateurs to pros, from body builders to football players and every sport in between, Steroids, or "roids" as they are referred to, have been in the circle of athletes since the 1950s. Is it vanity that drives athletes to use steroids? Do they understand the end results from the abuse of "roids"? What psychological effects do steroids have on users?
In order to understand the psychological effects of steroids, you must first understand what steroids are and where they come from. The natural form of steroids is the hormone testosterone, which is produced in males by the testes and adrenal glands and by the ...

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the right training stimulus and diet, these steroids enables the user to process protein into muscle fibers at astonishing rates, creating increased muscle size and strength with a drop in body fat (due to an increase in metabolic rate) . They are, in effect, the chemical essence of manliness, physical power and masculine aggression (Nichols 38).
Synthetic steroids were developed in the 1930s to rebuild and prevent the breakdown of body tissue from disease. In the 1950s, synthetic steroids became popular with athletes because they helped produce this greater-than-normal muscle size and strength, but the abuse of these synthetic steroids has many dangerous physical and psychological effects.
Steroids are fast catching up with antibiotics as the most abused class of drugs prescribed by doctors even though they cannot cure one single condition. All steroids can do is suppress the bodies ability to express a normal response. Sometimes suppression will give the body a chance to ...

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