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Is psychosis the side effect of Dexamethasone?

How long can a person have psychosis whe taking dextramethasone? My mother has a primary 4 brain tumor and has been on drug for 14 days. Had biopsy 1 week ago. Psychosis started day after surgery and continues. She is being weaned off and will start new treatment tomorrow.
Tue, 26 Dec 2017
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such short course of dexamethasone wont cause psychosis, it may be secondary to mental trauma bcs of the cancer or other issues..
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Is psychosis the side effect of Dexamethasone?

such short course of dexamethasone wont cause psychosis, it may be secondary to mental trauma bcs of the cancer or other issues..