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Mechanisms underlying aggressive and hostile behavior in amphetamine users

Dawe, Sharon; Davis, P; Lapworth, K; McKetin, Rebecca


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current evidence linking amphetamine use with aggression and to consider possible factors that might underlie this association. RECENT FINDINGS: Although evidence that amphetamine use is related to increased levels of aggression continues to grow, the underlying processes or mechanisms remain somewhat elusive. In this review, three possible underlying factors are considered. Neurotoxic, pharmacological effects of amphetamine on the dopaminergic and serotonergic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Opinion In Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32832a1dd4


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