Dexamethasone is a short-acting and potent steroid commonly associated with psychiatric side effects ranging from euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and severe depression to frank psychotic manifestations
For example, in 1963, the term "schizophrenia like psychosis of epilepsy" was used to define psychotic manifestations
in patients previously diagnosed with epilepsy (15).
in brain tumour patients: 2 case reports from South Africa.
As a teenager, she began to experience symptoms of depression with increased psychotic manifestations
. The course of her life since then has been defined by her involvement in music, music therapy, and the pursuit of mental health using both traditional and alternative healing modalities.
The method was widely used by Western intelligence agencies during the Cold War, before it emerged that the drugs used - typically the barbiturate sodium pentothal - may induce hallucinations, delusions and psychotic manifestations
"In practice, it can be hard to distinguish an acute episode of [one from the other]." Schizophrenia is typically understood as a thought disorder and bipolarity a mood disorder, but affective symptoms are common in the first, and psychotic manifestations
in the second.
Other effects include visual defects, retinal hemorrhages, heart symptoms, and psychotic manifestations
Other possible side effects may include the exacerbation of psychotic manifestations
, including mania and paranoid delusions.