Koro and psychosis following steroid abuse

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Abstract

Steroid use or abuse is asociated with several psychiatric manifestations both in short term and long term. This case report a 24 year old man abusing dexamethasone who developed late onset psychosis and koro. He recovered with cessation of steroid and treatment with olanzapine and lorazepam. This case highlights misconceptions of young persons regarding use of steroids for improving health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalGerman Journal of Psychiatry
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2004

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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