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The psychology behind doping in sport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19477668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Drugs and methods to improve physical performance among athletes have been used since the beginning of sport history, but the use of performance enhancing drugs has not always been regarded as cheating. In short, the motives for doping are improving and maintaining physical functioning, coping with the social/psychological pressures and striving for social and psychological goals, including economic benefits. Factors such as, "doping dilemma", "win at all costs", cost versus benefit, and the specificity of some specific doping agents, also play major roles. It seems that action on the athletes' attitude about the achievement of physical improvement and creating effective methods to reveal the drug abuse, are two main ways in winning the struggle against doping.
Christer Ehrnborg; Thord Rosén
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Growth hormone & IGF research : official journal of the Growth Hormone Research Society and the International IGF Research Society     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1532-2238     ISO Abbreviation:  Growth Horm. IGF Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2009-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814320     Medline TA:  Growth Horm IGF Res     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Endocrine Section, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Athletes / psychology*
Doping in Sports / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Human Growth Hormone / analysis,  therapeutic use
Sports / psychology*
Reg. No./Substance:
12629-01-5/Human Growth Hormone

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