Article Type: Case Reports
A case of steroid- induced mania
Abdullah Bolu, Murat Erdem, Funda Yiğit Yalçın, Hüseyin Günay
Corticosteroids, used in the treatment of many illnesses, mainly autoimmune diseases, have various side effects. Although pathophysiology of psychiatric side effects are still controversial, there are different risk factors identified in this regard. Priority in the treatment of corticosteroid induced mania is to cut off steroids. As only mood stabilizer can be used, neuroleptic/mood stabilizer combinations also can be used in the treatment. In our case who had peripheral facial paralysis, corticosteroid induced mania with psychotic symptoms is aimed to discuss in terms of risk factors, response to olanzapine and treatment course.

Key words: corticosteroids, mania, steroid
Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD) 2013;3(2):74-76
Online ISSN: 2636-834X
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