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Major physical and psychological harms of methamphetamine use

Darke, Shane; Kaye, Sharlene; McKetin, Rebecca; Duflou, Johan

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81984
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1080/09595230801923702

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