A retrospective review of trends and clinical characteristics of methamphetamine-related acute psychiatric admissions in a South African context.


OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies indicate that methamphetamine (MA) abuse poses a major challenge to health in the Western Cape. The objectives of this study were to retrospectively assess the trends, clinical characteristics and treatment demand of MA-related admissions to a psychiatric ward in this region. METHOD The clinical records of patients… (More)


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