Major physical and psychological harms of methamphetamine use.

  title={Major physical and psychological harms of methamphetamine use.},
  author={S. Darke and S. Kaye and R. Mcketin and Johan Duflou},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  volume={27 3},
  • S. Darke, S. Kaye, +1 author Johan Duflou
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Drug and alcohol review
  • ISSUES The major physical and psychological health effects of methamphetamine use, and the factors associated with such harms. APPROACH Comprehensive review. KEY FINDINGS Physical harms reviewed included toxicity and mortality, cardiovascular/cerebrovascular pathology, dependence and blood-borne virus transmission. Psychological harms include methamphetamine psychosis, depression, suicide, anxiety and violent behaviours. IMPLICATIONS While high-profile health consequences, such as… CONTINUE READING
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