Impulsivity and positive psychotic symptoms influence hostility in methamphetamine users.

@article{Lapworth2009ImpulsivityAP,
  title={Impulsivity and positive psychotic symptoms influence hostility in methamphetamine users.},
  author={Kely Lapworth and Sharon Dawe and Penelope M Davis and David John Kavanagh and Ross McD. Young and John Michael Saunders},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={380-5}
}
Methamphetamine (MA) use is associated with hostility, aggression, and positive psychotic symptoms. However, little is known of the processes or mechanisms that underlie this relationship. The present research was designed to investigate putative mediating and moderating variables between MA dependence and hostility in a sample of injecting MA users (N=237). Both positive symptoms of psychosis and higher levels of impulsivity functioned as mediators and moderators of this relationship. This… CONTINUE READING