I am posting a request for participation in a research study that is being conducted in British Columbia (Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland). The study is investigating the effects of hormones on cognition and emotional well-being.

I need male bodybuilders, between ages of 20 and 50, who use anabolic steroids. If you were to participate, you will be asked to volunteer a total of approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours of your time. A package of forms will be mailed to you prior to your session. The session will be set up at your convenience (either at the University of Victoria, in Duncan, Nanaimo, or Vancouver area), and you will be asked to complete the following: Brief interview, some cognitive tasks, questionnaires regarding your attitudes and behaviours, & blood collection to test hormone levels, such as testosterone and estradiol (at an MDS Metro Lab close to the session).

If you decide to call, YOU MUST NOT IDENTIFY YOURSELF. You must either decide on a false name to use at all times, or simply do not use any name in your discussions with the researcher.

Participants will receive $40 and a t-shirt.

For more information and/or to volunteer for this study, please contact Sandra Mish, M.S., Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, by calling (250) 472-4339 or emailing smish@uvic.ca.