Psychotic disorder secondary to systemic corticosteroids Sistemik kortikosteroid kullanımına ikincil gelişmiş bir psikotik bozukluk

Çökmüş F. P., Aşçibaşi K., Sarikavak T., Özmen E.

Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol.17, no.1, pp.74-76, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/apd.175455
  • Journal Name: Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-76
  • Keywords: jealousy delusion, neuropsychiatric side effect, systemic corticosteroid
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


The discovery of corticosteroids in 1949, revolutionized the practise of medicine. Corticosteroids become the mainstay of therapy for a variety of acute and chronic diseases (e.g., endocrinopathies, cancer, inflammatory diseases, systemical lupus erythematosus, multiple sklerosis, and asthma). Corticosteroids often induce psychiatric syndromes, including depression, mania, psychosis, delirium, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, suicidality, cata-tonia and reversible dementia1. In our case, we will discuss 67 years old male patient who developed psychotic disorder after receiving systemic corticosteroid treatment.