Year: 1990 Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine, v.18, no.8, (August 1990), p.15-16 SIEC No: 19910143

This article was written by the parents of an 18 year old boy who completed suicide. The parents believe that their son’s depression & subsequent suicide were the result of his withdrawal from steroids. A commentary following this article notes that there is no scientific proof that the psychiatric symptoms displayed by the Elofson’s son were attributable tosteroid use, but also notes that steroid withdrawal could have been a major, if not necessary factor, in the son’s suicide.