The impact of Amphetamine-Related Disorders on community psychiatric emergency services

1993-1997

Martin H Leamon, Robert D. Canning, Lloyd Benjamin

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Abstract

Trends in number, relative prevalence, and demographics of adult psychiatric admissions to the county psychiatric emergency service in Sacramento, California, for treatment of Amphetamine-Related Disorders (ARDs) (N = 2,428) between July 1993 and July 1997 were examined. ARDs accounted for 11.2% of all emergency admissions (N = 21,615) and were the most frequent substance-related disorder requiring admission during the study period. Patients with ARDs tended to be Caucasian or Hispanic males in their mid 30 s. 38% of the ARD patients required further inpatient psychiatric care. The trends in numbers of ARDs tended to parallel other local and national non- psychiatric indicators of amphetamine-induced morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-78
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2000

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Psychiatric Emergency Services
Amphetamine-Related Disorders
Community Psychiatry
Psychiatry
Amphetamine
Hispanic Americans
Substance-Related Disorders
Inpatients
Emergencies
Demography
Morbidity

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The impact of Amphetamine-Related Disorders on community psychiatric emergency services : 1993-1997. / Leamon, Martin H; Canning, Robert D.; Benjamin, Lloyd.

In: American Journal on Addictions, Vol. 9, No. 1, 12.2000, p. 70-78.

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