Journal of Behavioral Health and Psychology. 2015; 4(3):(146-318)


Dexamethasone induced psychotic disorder with predominantly manic symptoms

Adetunji Obadeji, Mobolaji Usman Dada, Tolulope O Ogunjobi

Abstract

This case report illustrates a young lady who presented with features of a manic symptoms with psychosis following self-prescribed dexamethasone for the purpose of weight gain. Remarkably, she lost 21 kg within 4 weeks of treatment. The manic features with psychosis observed in this patient were successfully managed with risperidone and carbamazepine.

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