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A wide range of psychiatric reactions including affective disorders (such as irritable, euphoric, depressed and labile mood, drug dependence and suicidal thoughts), psychotic reactions (including mania, delusions, hallucinations and schizophrenia), behavioural disturbances, irritability, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and cognitive dysfunction including confusion and amnesia have been reported for all corticosteroids. Reactions may occur in both adults and children. In adults, the frequency of severe reactions was estimated to be 5%-6%. Psychological effects have been reported on withdrawal of corticosteroids; the frequency is unknown.