People that started using steroids as teenagers are also prone to violent outburst as the introduction of steroids during puberty significantly alters the chemical pathways in the brain. Studies have documented that teenagers that use steroids show that the neurological pathways in the brain are highly vulnerable to damage. Steroids interfere with the brains ability to produce serotonin. Serotonin is what gives us our sense of well being. When the production of serotonin is interfered with it usually leads to increased depression as well as aggression and frequently these are permanent. Which means even if you stop using steroids “whats done is done” you can’t go back.
In young women that use steroids you’re messing with a hormone balance that is already delicate which can only mean trouble. Steroids significantly reduce your levels of estrogen and progesterone leading leading to both short term and long term effects including severe depression and anxiety. Women and teenage girls that use steroids that disrupt the delicate balance between the female hormones estrogen and progesterone also run the risk of not just temporary infertility but permanent infertility as well as the severe anxiety and depression . The depression can be severe enough to lead to suicide in both men and women. Another potential side effect related to long term steroid use is addiction, and not just addiction to steroids but to other drugs as well ranging from caffeine to benzodiazapines and even to drugs like cocaine and heroine which are already highly addictive. Testosterone interferes with the dopamine antagonists in the brain which are responsible for limiting the effects of drug use and inhibiting your desire for more. For example, say you always had just one cup of coffee in the morning and no desire for more, with long term steroid use you would start wanting/needing a second and a third etc.
Though there is no guarantee that you will experience long term and/or psychological effects from steroid use the chances that you will are significantly higher than that you won’t. Most side effects of steroid use are related to dose and the length of time you take steroids. Also, the earlier you start using steroids has a significant impact. Teenagers that use steroids especially during puberty even if they stop in early adulthood have already caused irreversible damage in many ways. If you are considering steroid use first of all don’t forget they’re illegal for a reason. they are dangerous and should be used with extreme caution. Research, research, research, and I don’t mean in the locker room or in a chat room and whatever you do do not skip over the section of side effects. Read ALL the side effects and think about them. They may not develop for several years but chances are they will develop and it will be too late to change your mind.
I'm still working on this, it's, a complicated subject but one of the very few I know about. Aas that is. I'll compile everything I know, learnt and if any fellow users want to help, the please do so. Anxiety is real what I dont like is when people misdignose it and call it 'roid rage' there is no such thing as roid rage. A popular myth. Aggression yes, but not a rage like it's depicted at times when steroids can be responsible for you murdering your family. Look at the Chris Benoit story, so tragic. Yet they only spoke about aas not the massive amounts of class a's he was taking and crazy amount of Rx. There's a documentary called bigger, stronger, faster. It's,a fantastic watch even for the casual fan of aas. Chris Bell does a,remarkable job at breaking many myths. And hes completely impartial, at the time. His new documentry about the US pharmaceutical industry is really good too. Anyway I digress!