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01-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Suicide:
A Brief Review of the Evidence

by Jack Darkes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Director of Interventions, Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute, University of South Florida

Discussions of the potential role of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) in suicide surfaced recently when AAS and their use among professional athletes were blamed for several suicides of young adult males. These allegations inspired a congressional investigation and renewed anti-steroid rhetoric, but little dispassionate evaluation. The testimony of experts and grieving parents notwithstanding, the role of AAS in suicide is not clear.

The article is long so here is a link if you want to read it



http://www.mesomorphosis.com/articles/darkes/anabolic-steroids-and-suicide.htm