Chemical dependence involving glucocorticoids

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Abstract

The abuse of anabolic steroids has been well documented in the literature. In contrast, relatively little is written about the abuse potential of glucocorticoids. A case report of a 51-year-old man with substance dependence on prednisone is reported. The limited available literature on the abuse of glucocorticoids is briefly reviewed, and the challenge of treating patients who abuse these medications discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 1997

Keywords

  • Abuse
  • Dependence
  • Glucocorticoid
  • Prednisone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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