Do Steroids Affect a Persons Personality Characteristics and Brain Function?


1.Obtain two articles from peer-reviewed journals that present conflicting results.

2.The topic and articles must be approved no later than March 1st.

3.Read the articles for understanding. 

Expect to read each article numerous times focusing on the purpose of the study (hypothesis), how it was tested (the method), the results (do they support or refute the hypothesis?) and what it means (discussion)?

4.What do the articles have in common and how to they differ?

5.If you had to choose one article as being “right” which one would you choose and why?

6.What are your recommendations for future research?

You already found two articles for me just please make sure you find which journal they are from and make sure to list the journal of each source in the reference page 

Please include abstract and reference page.

The articles are listed below:


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Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) constitute a large subset of synthetic derivatives of the male sex hormone; testosterone that is used for cosmetic and ergogenic purposes. In addition to improvement in performance and other properties such as tissue building, perpetual use of anabolic androgenic steroid is associated with diverse behavioral changes, including aggression, violence, and impulsivity. While positive impacts have been reported in the early course of using anabolic steroids, other adverse effects have been documented with long-term use. These include anxiety, impulsivity, aggression, and irritability. In the same vein, AAS have been found to have a profound impact on the structure and function of the brain, particularly during adolescence. AAS takes advantage of the neuroplasticity and the dynamic changes that occur an adolescent’s brain and in so doing that alter the structure and function of the brain.  The most affected regions are the components of the limbic system, specifically the hippocampus and amygdala.

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