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Behavioural Sensitisation and Steroid-Induced Psychosis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Richard S. Mullen*
Affiliation:
The Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London SE5 8AZ
Sarah E. Romans-Clarkson
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
*
Correspondence

Abstract

As yet, there is no satisfactory model with which to understand steroid-induced mental disorder. It is suggested that a case of prednisone-induced psychosis in an adolescent female with Chrohn's disease can be best understood in terms of behavioural sensitisation to steroid therapy.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1993 

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