Psychiatric comorbidity of methamphetamine dependence in a forensic sample.

  title={Psychiatric comorbidity of methamphetamine dependence in a forensic sample.},
  author={Ari D. Kalechstein and Thomas F. Newton and Doug Longshore and M. Douglas Anglin and Wilfred G van Gorp and Frank H. Gawin},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={12 4},
The objective of this study was to examine the association between psychiatric symptoms and methamphetamine dependence. A four-hour survey was administered to 1,580 arrestees sampled from the 14 most populous counties in California. The survey included items assessing demographic profile, history of substance dependence, and psychiatric symptomatology. In the 12 months prior to the assessment, methamphetamine-dependent individuals were more likely to report depressive symptoms and suicidal… CONTINUE READING

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