ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH CENTER
Biological Psychiatry Laboratory
Dr. Pope of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory
- (12/14/2012) McLean Study Finds Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use May Severely Impact Visuospatial Memory
- Directed by Harrison Pope, Jr., MD, investigators in the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory have developed a computerized test, the "somatomorphic matrix" to assess male body image. College men in both the United States and Europe, when asked to choose the body that they would like to have, selected about 30 pounds more muscle than they actually had. This finding suggests why some young men may be motivated to use anabolic steroids.
- Dr. Pope was recently interviewed in Connect for Kids (03/28/2005) for an article titled The Psychology of Steroids (pdf).