Preliminary evidence of behavioral predictors of recurrent drug-induced psychosis in methamphetamine abuse

Ruth Salo, Thomas E Nordahl, Martin H Leamon, Yutaka Natsuaki, Charles D. Moore, Christy Waters, Cameron S Carter

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine behavioral characteristics of currently drug-abstinent methamphetamine (MA)-dependent subjects (n = 39) who experienced psychotic symptoms associated with MA abuse. All participants completed the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS), which retrospectively assesses Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-relevant childhood behaviors. The results suggest the existence of possible behavioral markers reflecting an early cognitive vulnerability to the development of frequent MA-induced psychotic symptoms as well as increased vulnerability associated with a family history of psychiatric illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume157
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2008

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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