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Can using steroids lead to suicide?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Extremely rare!

High dose steroids 40mg/day or higher, can be associated with steroid psychosis.
High doses can agitate and make sleep difficult. Remember the patient have underlying depression, or a serious underlying condition can depress an individual. Yes, it has been reported in pts. On high dose steroids, but rare.

In brief: Extremely rare!

High dose steroids 40mg/day or higher, can be associated with steroid psychosis.
High doses can agitate and make sleep difficult. Remember the patient have underlying depression, or a serious underlying condition can depress an individual. Yes, it has been reported in pts. On high dose steroids, but rare.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
What kind of steroids does your question refer to.Is it the prescription steroid for a medical condition or steroids taken for physical enhancement called anabolic steroids.It has been shown that anabolic steroids can cause depression and rarely suicide
Dr. Thomas Namey
I aggree with you, since I am a member of the USPF medical physician and the U of Tenn. I focused the drugs like predisone.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High-dose Prednisone makes people depressed, and undiagnosed cushing's syndrome, with high steroids made in the body, leads to a disturbing number of suicides.
Everyone i've knows who's tried Anabolic steroids for bodybuilding has been sorry; the mood swings are horrible and a person may do something they regret so much they cannot live with themselves.

In brief: Yes

High-dose Prednisone makes people depressed, and undiagnosed cushing's syndrome, with high steroids made in the body, leads to a disturbing number of suicides.
Everyone i've knows who's tried Anabolic steroids for bodybuilding has been sorry; the mood swings are horrible and a person may do something they regret so much they cannot live with themselves.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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