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Prednisone induced Bipolar Symptoms

Case Study - Mood and Cognitive Changes During Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy by E. Sherwood Brown PhD MD and Patricia A. Chandler MD: Patient A is a 43-year-old woman with no past psychiatric history who was diagnosed with Behçet's disease 4 years ago requiring chronic corticosteroid therapy.  Since beginning prednisone, 10–20 mg daily, she reported “severe mood swings” that worsened when the dose was increased. She had episodes of elevated or irritable mood, increased energy, decreased sleep (3 hours each night), racing thoughts, and pressured speech.  However, she also had periods of depressed mood, increased appetite and weight gain, poor concentration, loss of interest, and suicidal ideation.  The prednisone dose could not be reduced without a worsening of symptoms of Behçet's disease.  Psychiatric...

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