I remember that they discredited Lyle Alzado's claims that steroids gave him cancer and pretty much showed that steroids played little, if any, role in that teenager's suicide, they did not talk much about the Chris Benoit murder/suicide and the widely held belief that it was brought on by roid rage.
A quick Google search on Chris Benoit will bring up results such as...Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit's brain said..http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295794,00.htmlTests were conducted on Benoit's brain by Julian Bailes, the head of neurosurgery at West Virginia University, and results showed that "Benoit's brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_BenoitThe damage is proof, Bailes said, that Benoit suffered multiple, probably chronic, concussions over the course of many years. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3560015&page=2
Go figure LOL!
All the guys at the gym who're clearly sauced up are some of the mildest-mannered, even-tempered softies you'll ever meet. However, the guys, juiced and natural, who're into wrestling, boxing, or similar pro fighting are usually a bit off-kilter and not "all there". This can be attributed to drug abuse, but I'd be willing to hazard a guess that it's largely due to having your brain jostled around one-too-many times.
The belief that steroids cause rage and anger is a misconception as steroids are shown to "increase aggression" not in terms of emotion, but in terms of physical strength and desire or willingness to participate in intense physical activity like weight lifting and intense cardio (who'd a thunk?)
I'm inclined to believe the kid who killed himself was probably pretty-well drugged up on enough antidepressants and other psychiatric medications that I would think it's clear his death was directly related more to bad parenting and predisposition for such behavior rather than elevated man hormones. Not to mention it didn't look like he was hitting the 'roids hard enough to make a difference anyway.
Hell, it's gotta be good for something if they prescribe it to people with advanced HIV/AIDS, cancer patients, and depressed, aging men who all see fantastic results in terms of improved mood, weight gain, and overall health and well being.