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  • rmarlin   •   Mon, Feb 16th, '15 14:13   •   27 replies, 740 views

At times, people who are mentally stable will perceive a steroid user as someone who is disturbed or someone who just wants to look damn good. Is there a relationship between the mental health and the use of steroids? Is the adrenaline rush to jump in/use anabolic steroids an escape/void for other psychological reaons that users are subconsciously unaware of? What are your reasons for use? Will you be content when you achieve a certain muscular physique?

http://theconversation.com/using-anabolic-steroids-harms-your-health-and-social-image-37605

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  • killroy's picture
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What a load of horse shit this "study" appears to be ...It's based on a group of females perception of AAS / Epo and protein powder use? Wtf ... Of course theyll have this view on it ... they are programmed to. And I wonder why they chose to only survey non AAS using females? Utter rubbish.

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  • Techie
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Could be a correlation between AAS and addiction which is a type of mental disorder.
I have an addictive personality myself and AAS definitely took the place of pain killers and and pharma amphetamines once I finally got off all that shit.
Now I'm just addicted to Tren. haha

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So many psychologists those days that need to show they research something new doesn't matter is true or not

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I think there is a correlation with mental illness and everything. You can look at any demographic group and see a trend of people that could be classified as mentally ill.
When you look at society as a whole, and see how many people are being treated for something, or suffering from some form of depression or anxiety, you have to admit something is wrong.
In all honesty, I believe the answer is simple. We aren't designed to have so much free time pondering our feelings and our existence. We are supposed to be hunting and gathering food and building shelters and surviving. But we sit on our asses at our keyboards and watch duck dynasty and bitch about politics and get crippled with inactive stimuli.

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So basically we are all crazy... I can go along with that.

  • shawn0712's picture
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Pretty much. It sucks. But none of us have a reason to be lonely. Except for the agoraphobic introverts.....lol.

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Very good answer, I think like that at times.

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bigorexia is a real thing. i think steroids dont necessarily cause any mental health issues. although there is obviously rare cases, as with anything. but i think steroid use is just an extension of an already pre-existing condition in people like us. we want to be bigger, better, stronger, leaner, more striated, fuller, vascular ect. its the drive to be better, physique wise, that drives us to using PEDs like AAS. is it a bad thing? i dont think so, as long as the person using them is educated on the risks involved and is knowledgeable on how to use them correctly. most problems stemming from steroids are improper use and ignorance. is it the healthiest thing to be doing? of course not but millions of people have their alcohol and cigarettes and nobody bats an eye, we have our steroids. to each his own

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tbxPxFiOIKc

Please view this podcast gents. This is my struggle and many, many other people.
I suffered for years after the war. After I found eroids, I was able to self med. Then get bloods, and really see what was up.
I feel amazing today, but a day not many years ago I could not get out of bed

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I had a feeling prior to reading this message/video you were at one point struggling from PTSD. Hope the self med continues to help and you continously feel better.

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Honestly that's insulting so you get my star trek answer now

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Come on man. There was no reason to neg him for that post. Lighten up a little..

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You're insulted because I'm hoping you do better in life?

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Your posted feelings are invalid.
Your thread is futile
You have no predestination towards said feelings
You have insignificant facts
You have presented no hypothesis

You will be assimilated, your culture is invalid

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Very vague thread here. No studies to back it up, and your just shooting in the dark.

Next time you try to write an article go wit the 5w.
Add some news with a source, or a study. Then finally your hypothesis and personal view.

  • killroy's picture
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I agree ... This article is complete nonsense.

  • rmarlin's picture
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I did add the source originally but it didn't appear; it's up now.

  • Sumatra_Triangle's picture
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Thank you. This make a little. Ore sense now.
I mean we could hypothetical anything right lol?

We are all just living extensions of the earth

  • GrowMore's picture
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People always jump up and blame steroids for there short comings but the truth is it's probably not the gear that makes you mentally I'll it's you. So stop blaming the juice.

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There are pros and cons when using anabolic steroids, some recommend and some regret. Those who perhaps cycled properly and experienced great results and well-being would probably recommend it and those who abused or had previous physical issues experienced the worst and prob not recommend. The synopsis I wrote is unbiased and questioning if mental issues(extreme or mild) get people into steroids. The risk(which is considered by law illegal to purchase without prescription), the rush(to shoot and feel a sense of relief), is the question and if mental issues are synonymous.

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Well, if you're kind of an impulsive folk,androgens will amplify your impulsiveness or aggresions, but they don't cause it.
Steroids normally just cause psychological addiction, well and they can lead to depression and other mood disorders.
But as said before: they just amplify ground problems in your brain/mental health.

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Your opinion is very negative sounding and biased.
The fore front of medical science is using steroids and hgh to treat soldiers with ptsd, men and women for anti aging, and immune diseased people.

Please brush through these articles.
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=treating+PTSD+with+steroids&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=9mTiVMyNA877gwTYr4DQDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQgQMwAA

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I browsed through a few of these articles, to sum it up, corticosteroids were used, not anabolic. The one article that studied anabolic use on PTSD was degrading the use.

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There is only one doctor in the US treating Marines and soldiers with ptsd using anabolics.he was on a 3 hour podcast.
I have the link some where, would you like to view this?

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  • miggymig
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nope, the day you start juicing is the day you are forever small

  • Sumatra_Triangle's picture
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But I'm an endurance athlete and size has never been the priority....
I have only found benefit, the only negative is.....
Guess.....

Jealousy

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Excellent, and true. Tren really amplified my depression. Made my knack of making bad decisions worse. Lesson learned. Test e and deca and my cup is half full :)