Diagnosing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in General PsychiatryDecember 4th 2014
How does the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders fit into the general practice of psychiatry? Dr Laurence Westreich, President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, addresses that question in this podcast.
Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use Pharmacology, Prevalence, and Psychiatric Aspects Check PointsJanuary 1st 2008
Public concern about the use of anabolic androgenic steroids by athletes and others has led to enhanced testing for these drugs as well as an improved understanding of their medical and psychiatric effects. This article reviews the pharmacology of these compounds, the prevalence and effects of their use among athletes, and the basics of steroid testing, and it concludes with treatment recommendations. Even though athletes may use other illicit substances, such as stimulants, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin, this article focuses only on anabolic androgenic steroids. Review articles on the psychiatric effects of the other performance-enhancing substances are available elsewhere.1,2