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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

Steroids use in COVID-19 saves the lungs but can precipitate psychosis: A case series from a tertiary care center in Andhra Pradesh

Department of Psychiatry, Indlas VIMHANS Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Aakanksha Brahmdeo Singh
Department of Psychiatry, Indlas VIMHANS Hospital, Vijayawada - 520 002, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_32_21

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Steroid-induced psychiatric adverse effects are not uncommon with an average incidence of 27.6%. The symptoms can range from mild anxiety to severe psychosis. An increase in the use of corticosteroids to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 has been observed which resulted in more patients presenting with steroid psychosis. Herein, we report two case vignettes, presenting with steroid-induced psychosis after recovery from a recent infection of coronavirus disease-2019.

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