Psychiatric effects of alternate day steroid therapy

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The prevalence of emotional disorder in a total of 72 patients suffering from myasthenia gravis or from peripheral neuromuscular disorders was assessed, using the General Health Questionnaire and Present State Examination. Approximately half the patients were being treated with an alternate day regime of prednisone, receiving high dosage one day and low the next. Emotional disorder was found to be less prevalent among these patients than among patients not on steroids. The significance of the finding is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-506
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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