Volume 8, Issue 4 (5-2003)                   IJPCP 2003, 8(4): 39-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghaffari Nejad A R, Pouya F, Nakhai M R. Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders among Athletes who Abuse Anabolic Steroids. IJPCP. 2003; 8 (4) :39-44
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Objectives: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the psychiatric disorders among athletes who abuse anabolic steroids.

Method: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 59 Kermanian athletes were randomly se-lected and assigned to three separate groups. They were assessed by SCL-90-R and compared with one another. Group one was composed of athletes with no prior history of anabolic ste-roids abuse group two comprised athletes with current abuse of this substance, and group 3 included athletes who had abused the substance in the past but not currently.

Findings: The point prevalence of all psychiatric disorders assessed for the three study groups were 60.97%, 78.48%, and 43.35% respectively. The scores of all scales except for phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychosis scales were higher among group two than the other groups.

Results: Unauthorized usage of anabolic steroids as a method of doping can be harmful with possible unpleasant psychological consequences ensued. 


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/29

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