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Anabolic-androgenic steroid use among 133 prisoners.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8879906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed a forensic evaluation of a 16-year-old boy convicted of murdering his 14-year-old girlfriend while he was taking anabolic steroids. Prior to steroid use, he had displayed no features of antisocial personality disorder and no criminal record. Prompted by this index case, we interviewed 133 consecutive male convicts at the same facility where this boy was incarcerated to assess whether steroid use frequently contributed to criminal acts. Two other cases of apparent steroid-induced crimes were found in this cohort, suggesting that steroid use is an uncommon, though occasionally significant, factor in criminal behavior.
H G Pope; E M Kouri; K F Powell; C Campbell; D L Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive psychiatry     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0010-440X     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Psychiatry     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-27     Completed Date:  1997-01-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372612     Medline TA:  Compr Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anabolic Agents*
Cohort Studies
Crime / psychology
Homicide / psychology
Middle Aged
Prisoners / psychology*
Substance-Related Disorders* / psychology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anabolic Agents

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