A depressed 44-year-old man presented with a 2 1/2 -year history of use of a synthetic glucocorticoid (prednisone) as the only psychoactive drug. The pattern of use strongly suggested drug dependence; secondary Cushing's syndrome was noted. We call attention to the potential abuse of neuroendocrine agents and, more specifically, corticosteroid preparations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Mayo Clinic proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1983|
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