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Personality changes due to “roid rage”

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.707 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:707

Anabolic steroids lead to substantial personality changes within a short period of use, according to a new study.

Previous studies into what has become known as “roid rage” have suggested that changes in personality are minor. But researchers from the Sports Science Institute of South Africa found that most of the steroid users studied showed abnormal personality traits, including being paranoid, schizophrenic, antisocial, …

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