Pumped for success at school sports: Teenagers at risk from muscle building steroids and supplements

Sep 02, 2018

When it comes to schoolboy sport, clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy has met two types of parent: The ones whose son is sport- obsessed but he’s not going to make it— it’s too competitive. They ask Murphy if he can pull their boy back, get him to have a broader life perspective. And then there are other parents — who want to hire a sports psychologist for their “mad into the game” son, much as they’d get him a grind in maths. “They want to give him a mental health edge, a sporting edge,” says Murphy.

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