Dr. Nanma Livingstone
Anabolic steroids are being increasingly used by young individuals for athletic purposes and for improving personal appearance. These drugs can cause many adverse reactions including psychiatric disorders. Presented here is the case of a young woman who used anabolic steroids for body building and consequently developed changes in personality and mood along with physical and metabolic changes. She was treated with mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines with which she started improving gradually. This case report highlights the risks of using anabolic steroids and the need for awareness of it’s adverse effects among the youth.
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