Presentation of the Steroid Psychoses

@article{Hall1979PresentationOT,
  title={Presentation of the Steroid Psychoses},
  author={Robert C. Hall and Michael K. Popkin and Sondra K. Stickney and Earl R. Gardner},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1979},
  volume={167},
  pages={229–236}
}
This study suggests that patients receiving daily doses of 40 mg of prednisone or its equivalent, are at greater risk for developing steroid psychosis. Psychotic reactions were twice as likely to occur during the first 5 days of treatment as subsequently. Premorbid personality, history of previous psychiatric disorder, and a history of previous steroid psychosis did not clearly increase the patient's risk of developing psychotic reaction during any given course of therapy. Steroid psychoses… 
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