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Is there a discrete negative symptom syndrome in people who use methamphetamine?

Voce, Alexandra; Burns, Richard; Castle, David; Calabria, Bianca; McKetin, Rebecca


Background: Positive psychotic symptoms have consistently been associated with methamphetamine use but the presence of a negative symptom cluster remains unclear. We used exploratory factor analysis to examine whether a discrete negative syndrome could be delineated among methamphetamine users, and to examine the clinical correlates of this syndrome. Method: Participants (N = 154) were people who used methamphetamine at least monthly and did not meet DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for lifetime...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2019.06.002
Access Rights: Open Access


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