Journal article

Mental health outcomes associated with the use of amphetamines: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Rebecca McKetin, Janni Leung, Emily Stockings, Yan Huo, James Foulds, Julia M Lappin, Craig Cumming, Shalini Arunogiri, Jesse T Young, Grant Sara, Michael Farrell, Louisa Degenhardt

EClinicalMedicine | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


Background: The use of amphetamines is a global public health concern. We summarise global data on use of amphetamines and mental health outcomes. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis (CRD 42017081893). We searched Medline, EMBASE, PsycInfo for methamphetamine or amphetamine combined with psychosis, violence, suicidality, depression or anxiety. Included studies were human empirical cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies and randomised controlled trials that assessed the association between methamphetamine and one of the mental health outcomes. Random effects meta-analysis was used to pool results for any use of amphetamines and amphetamine use disorders. Find..

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