As evident by the testimony by the 5 agencies during the original Steroid Control Act of 1990 we understand the effects of steroids in no shape or form alter the brain in any way. Since that time countless studies have shown and given strength to the argument that states “Roid Rage” is in-fact a myth; none was ever as revealing as the 1996 study done by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) “The Effects of Supraphysiologic Doses of Testosterone on Muscle Size and Strength in Normal Men.” In the study performed with 40 men, 20 receiving doses three times the amount of the highest standard therapeutic dose of testosterone the NEJM determined the effects on mood and behavior to be so small they were of no significant nature and that there was no means of measuring any change as it was either so small or non-existent. Let’s be clear, while the NEJM study and the testimony of the AMA in particular during the Steroid Control Act hearings solidifies Roid Rage being a myth it is true the effects of steroids can increase aggression. However, aggression is not rage, aggression is not an alteration of thought and action, it is not a means of loss of self-control; it is simply increased aggression. What an individual does with such aggression is still in their total control; if they are a jerk by nature and they supplement with anabolic steroids, guess what, they’ll be a more aggressive jerk. However, for the sane, for the everyday man, increased aggression will do little more than allow him to push harder when he trains or performs and this is a welcomed attribute to any athlete.