Steroids: Physical and Psychological Effects of Steroids

Last modified: Saturday, 20. June 2009 - 3:40 pm

Positive Physical Effects

 

Increased leanness/muscle definition

23 – 92 %

Increased muscularity/bigger

21 – 84 %

Increased strength

20 – 80 %

“Harder”

7-28 %

Increased weight

6-24 %

Negative Physical Effects

 

Voice change

14-56%

Acne

12-48 %

Clitoromegally

12-48 %

Increased facial hair

10-40 %

Fluid retention

5 – 20 %

Acute renal failure

3 -12 %

Chronic fatigue

2 – 8 %

Galactorrhea

1 – 4 %

Insomnia

1 – 4 %

Muscle aches after stopping steroids

1 – 4 %

Psychological Effects

 

Hypomania

14-56%

Increased irritability

13-52%

Depression after stopping steroids

10-40 %

Increased aggressivity

10-40 %

Labile mood

6-24 %

Increased libido

6-24 %

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