Steroid Induced Rare Bipolar Mood Disorder

Eur Psychiatry. 1995;10(5):264-5. doi: 10.1016/0924-9338(96)80305-1.


A patient with multiple psychosomatic disorder developed a steroid induced rare bipolar mood disorder (both mania and depression). The "unmasking effect" of steroids and a positive family history of psychiatric disorder as a possible risk factor, hitherto undocumented, is suggested in steroid induced psychosis.