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Anabolic Steroid Use, Misuse And Addiction

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 4 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 3982 reviews

Course Summary

Health clinicians need to understand the varied uses of anabolic steroids, including those of body builders attempting to gain strength and muscle mass. As a DEA Schedule III substance, anabolic steroids are known and accepted for medical uses with potential health risks, including addiction. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge on the medical and sports-related uses of anabolic steroids, including side effects and health risks associated with misuse and addiction.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Anabolic Steroids And Testosterone: An Overview

1.   Testosterone Formation and Impact

2.   How Do Anabolic Steroids Work?

III.         Anabolic Steroid Drug Prescribing And Use

1.   Anabolic Steroid Dosage

2.   Length and Frequency of Drug Use

3.   Prescription Uses

IV.          Medical Uses Of Anabolic Steroids

1.   Forms And Routes of Medication Administration

2.   Dosage Patterns

3.   Treatment of Wasting Conditions

4.   Inducement of Male Puberty

V.            The Risks Of Anabolic Steroid Use

1.   Misuse of Steroids in the General Population

VI.          Anabolic Steroids And Addiction

1.   Physical Effects of Steroid Use

2.   Thought and Mood Disorders

3.   Impaired Judgment

VII.       Commonly Use Steroids

1.   Poor Techniques and Consequences of Steroid Use

VIII.     Chronic Effects Of Anabolic Steroid Use

1.   Activational and Organizational Impacts of Steroids

2.   Kidney Conditions

3.   Liver Damage and Failure

4.   Heart Enlargement and Failure

5.   High Blood Pressure

6.   High Cholesterol

7.   Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Men

8.   Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Women

9.   Long-term Effects of Steroid Use in Teens

10.        Steroid Withdrawal Symptoms

11.        Management of Steroid Withdrawal

IX.          Summary


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