Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
The psychology of athlete for using performance enhancing drugs
Author(s): Dr. Ishwar Singh Malik, Meenu
Abstract: In the modern time the sports performance is a main issue for sports person. “Win at all cost” outlook make so much changes in their mind so they adopt illegal means and method to enhance the performance which is called doping. Such performance-enhancing drugs include anabolic steroids, beta-blockers, as well as stimulants used by athletes for various reasons: to increase strength, calm nerves, or block pain (Weinberg & Gould, 2007) . In short, the physical or sports performance leads to satisfaction, pleasure, and remove psychological pressure, tension, stress, anxiety of the players. But on the other hand if the player is not performing well then it leads to many psychological problems like lack of self-confidence, pressure on mind, stress, depression, so to tackle with these psychological problems the athlete use, performance enhancing drugs.