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Suicidal Behavior and Severe Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Glucocorticoid Therapy in Primary Care.

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Suicidal Behavior and Severe Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Glucocorticoid Therapy in Primary Care.

 

Glucocorticoid medications given in primary care settings are associated with suicidal behaviors and severe neuropsychiatric disorders, new research suggests. PubMed. Psychiatry, 02/17/12. (Also see: Steroids)

 

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Hi ,

 

I find this a very interesting article since Gareth has such a bad reaction to Prednisone. The psychosis and night terrors are so scary. People also need to know that some of these new, stronger antibiotics, like the fluoroquinolones (Levaquin), can also cause psychosis.

 

Take care, Everyone.

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Hi Margaret,

 

Yes, it is a bit worrying as to the effect of some of these stronger medications.

 

I had the opposite effect to Gareth when I first took Prednisolone; I developed the hyper 'steroid high' and was swinging off the chandeliers on it (I've seen that particular side effect described as "inappropriate happiness!!" )

 

Extremely wearing for my long suffering husband!! ;) :lol:


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