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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   FALL 2010 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (62); Page(s) 306 To 306.
 
Paper: 

A SURVEY OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC, BEHAVIOURAL AND PSYCHIATRIC FEATURES OF AMPHETAMINE COMPOUNDS (CRYSTAL) ABUSERS AT ADDICTION ABSTINENCE (MMT) CENTERS OF KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

 
 
Author(s):  SHAKERI J.*, AZIMI M., REZAEI MANSOUR, ABDOLI NASRIN, GHASEMI S.R.
 
* KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: Misuse and dependency on Amphetamine, concerning their pharmacological action on the their psychotropic and behavioural effects leading to psychopatholgy and deterioration of public health, encouraged us to investigate the psychiatric symptoms and behavioural effects in the concerned Amphetamine abusers. Method: Crystal abusers having no history of abuse of other substances and any mental disorders, completed a checklist, prepared for amphetamine dependency and a demographic questionnaire. Gathered data were analyzed through descriptive statistical methods.
Results: 98% of respondants were male, the age of 73% of them was under 25 years, 30.8% were university students, 31.5% holders of high school diploma, 33.8% intermediate and 3.8% were illiterate. Those with h/o imprisonment: 33.8%. Frequency of visual and auditory hallucinations was 25%, Phobia 15%, violence 46%, impaired concentration 27.6% and delusion 67.6%. In this study, psychotic behaviours and severe and sudden behavioral changes were reported in 80% of cases. Elevation of energy (35%); recommended by other(s) for gaining experience (26.2%); increasing sexual desire (8.8%); abstinence from addictive drugs (30%) were mentioned as a cause of beginning the amphetamine abuse.
Conclusion: concerning the pathologic effects on behavior and life of substance abusers, the following suggestions are necessary for decreasing the effects of these drugs and other stimulants: -Educating all young people about psychiatric pathologies and amphetamines, -Educating the parents and strengthening positive relationships between them and their offsprings, -Combat against addictive substances in relation to new psychotropic substances.

 
Keyword(s): PSYCHIATRIC FEATURES, AMPHETAMINE, KERMANSHAH
 
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