Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 2

A Case of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Induced Psychosis

Shivananda Manohar1, Ajay Solanki2, Megha Tandure2 and TS Sathyanarayana Rao3*

1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore
2Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore
3Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore

*Corresponding Author: TS Sathyanarayana Rao, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore

Received: December 23, 2019; Published: January 07, 2020

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Abstract

  Within the last 2-3 decades, anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) have become a major form of substance abuse all over the world, used by individuals to enhance performance or to improve personal appearance. The use and abuse has been linked with a variety of psychiatric manifestations; mood disorders i.e. depressive and manic episodes, psychosis, sleep disturbances as well as suicidal and homicidal ideations. Long term abuse has been associated with dependence syndrome like pattern and symptoms of withdrawal have been noted in attempts of discontinuation.

  Generally, individuals with AAS use are seen to have greater impulsivity, inability to delay gratitude as well as higher scores on neuroticism, openness and extroversion.

  Research on the relationship between AAS use and their psychiatric complications has been lacking.

  Here we present the case of a 26 year old male, who developed depression with suicidal ideation after the first cycle and symptoms of psychosis after the second cycle of AAS use.

Keywords: Anabolic Androgenic Steroids; Methandienone; Psychosis; Depression; Suicide

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Citation

Citation: TS Sathyanarayana Rao., et al. “A Case of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Induced Psychosis”.Acta Scientific Neurology 3.2 (2020): 01-02.



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