Archives for mental health

Steroid-fuelled personal trainer is jailed for raping one client and attempting to rape another woman

Bodybuilder and personal trainer Francis Skachill, 39, who has been jailed for 15 years for rape and attempted rape of two women

Dangerous … Francis Skachill described himself as a ‘caveman’ as he attacked one of his victims

A STEROID-fuelled personal trainer who raped one of his clients and then attempted to rape another woman while he was still on bail for the first attack has been jailed.

“Caveman” Francis Skachill, 39, who had a history of violence, took cocaine and anabolic steroids to increase his sexual appetite before committing his sick crimes.… Continue Reading...

Steroid use high in gay teens

A recent study mirrors steroid use among gay and lesbian University students.

Rick Weinmeyer came out as gay when he was a 19-year-old University of Minnesota student, and he had depression on and off for years afterward.

Having supportive friends and a strong interest in public health kept him from engaging in high-risk activities, he said, but he knew many young, gay American males who did not have the same experience.… Continue Reading...

Steroid use and psychiatric symptoms reinforce each other in a “vicious cycle”

17/07/2013

The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) could lead to a person suffering from poor mental health when they are older. This is the suggestion of new research appearing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which established a connection between individuals who use such drugs and mental health issues in later life.

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Accused mass killer (Staff Sgt. Robert Bales) was using steroids

Staff Sgt Robert Bales

(CNN) — Special operations troops at a small military outpost in Afghanistan gave alcohol and steroid-like drugs to a U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, the soldier’s lawyer said Thursday.

Attorney John Henry Browne said the special operations troops “pumped” Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with the substances.… Continue Reading...

Davie Price, others educate Tampa Bay kids about healthy lifestyles

Rays ace David Price joined others to promote healthy living to kids at a clinic on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

ST. PETERSBURG — American League Cy Young Award winner David Price, along with the Rays’ head athletic trainer, Ron Porterfield, and members of his staff, Major League Baseball Charities, and Don Hooton, founder of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, played host to about 60 youngsters, ages 7 to 17, and their parents on Saturday morning at a free two-hour clinic at Tropicana Field.… Continue Reading...

Steroid use linked to future mental health problems

Washington: The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids may affect one`s mental health later in life, a new study has warned.

This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes that researchers from the University of Gothenburg.

Twenty per cent of the subjects in the study admitted steroid use.… Continue Reading...

Defense: “My mind was ravaged by steroid use”

Lawyer for accused singer: steroids had ill effect

The lawyer for a California heavy metal singer accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife says the singer’s mind has been ravaged by steroid use.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/16EWVKZ) reports that the detail came to light during a Friday hearing for 32-year-old Timothy Lambesis, who has pleaded not guilty to solicitation for murder.

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Anabolic steroids may affect future mental health

There is a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and reduced mental health later in life. This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes that researchers from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Twenty per cent of the subjects in the study admitted steroid use.… Continue Reading...

Steroid use related to mental health problems: 30 year study

A retrospective 30-year follow-up study of former Swedish-elite male athletes in power sports with a past anabolic androgenic steroids use: a focus on mental health

A S Lindqvist,1 T Moberg,2 B O Eriksson,3 C Ehrnborg,4 T Rosén,5 C Fahlke6

DISCUSSION

The results from this study of former male-elite athletes in sport disciplines, where increased muscle strength has a marked influence on performance, showed that at least 20% admitted AAS-use during their active sport career.… Continue Reading...

Connection exists between steroid use and mental health problems

A retrospective 30-year follow-up study of former Swedish-elite male athletes in power sports with a past anabolic androgenic steroids use: a focus on mental health

Main Conclusion:  “It is clear that a relationship exists between use of AAS and mental-health problems.”

  1. C Fahlke6

+ Author Affiliations


  1. 1Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health, University of Gothenburg and the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

  2. 2Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  3. 3Department of Pediatrics, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  4. 4Department of Clinical Pharmacology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  5. 5Department of Endocrinology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

  6. 6Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ann-Sophie Lindqvist, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Rågården, SU-Östra sjukhuset, S-416 85 Göteborg, Sweden; ann-sophie.lindqvist@vgregion.se
  • Received 14 May 2012
  • Revised 6 March 2013
  • Accepted 24 March 2013
  • Published Online First 23 April 2013

Abstract

Background The knowledge concerning the long-term effect of former anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS)-use on mental health is sparse.

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