• Question: How can drugs affect the brain of the atheletes?

    Asked by tlawrie to Jemma, John, Katie, Lisa on 22 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by the007mini007einstien.
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      Jemma Ransom answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Hi @tlawrie,

      it depends on the drug and the athlete. I have read of amphetamines and other brain stimulants being used by athletes, these can cause paranoia and psychosis in some individuals. However the response of any brain to a particular drug depends on the dose and the individual.