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Diagnosing the male steroid user: drug use, body image and disordered masculinity

Keane, Helen


As steroid use has gained prominence as a dangerous form of substance abuse, two main sets of discourses have been deployed to investigate and ameliorate this emerging public health threat. This article examines these two discursive frameworks and their constitution of the male steroid user as psychologically disordered, drawing on a range of medical and psychological literature. The first framework understands steroid use as a form of illicit drug use, and constitutes the steroid user as an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Health
DOI: 10.1177/1363459305050585


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