Ask the Doctor: Prednisone & Mood Changes; Head Injury Symptoms; Mental Effects of Hypothyroidism

Find out whether prednisone can cause depression and other mood changes.

Q: I have been taking prednisone for my arthritis for about three weeks now, and have noticed that I have been unusually depressed. Could the medication cause this? A: Prednisone is a corticosteroid, a type of immunosuppressant drug, which, along with interferon drugs, are designed to reduce inflammation associated with the immune response. Mood changes—such as profound […]

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