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Be vigilant for neuropsychiatric side effects in patients on steroid therapy. Practitioner 2012 ; 256 (1752): 10-12

Be vigilant for neuropsychiatric side effects in patients on steroid therapy

20 Jun 2012Registered users

An epidemiological study from UK primary care has found that adult patients prescribed oral glucocorticoids are seven times more likely to attempt suicide than untreated patients with the same medical condition. However, the absolute risk is small. They are also significantly more likely to develop depression, mania, delirium and panic disorder.

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