Methamphetamine: Effects on the brain, gut and immune system.

  title={Methamphetamine: Effects on the brain, gut and immune system.},
  author={M Velayutham Dass Prakash and Kathy Tangalakis and Juliana Antonipillai and L. Stojanovska and Kulmira Nurgali and Vasso Apostolopoulos},
  journal={Pharmacological research},
Methamphetamine (METH) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant which elevates mood, alertness, energy levels and concentration in the short-term. However, chronic use and/or at higher doses METH use often results in psychosis, depression, delusions and violent behavior. METH was formerly used to treat conditions such as obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but now is primarily used recreationally. Its addictive nature has led to METH abuse becoming a global problem. At a… CONTINUE READING