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Functional connectivity abnormalities underlying mood disturbances in male abstinent methamphetamine abusers.

Hum Brain Mapp 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Huaxi MR Research Center (HMRRC), Department of Radiology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Anxiety and depression are the most common withdrawal symptoms of methamphetamine (METH) abuse, which further exacerbate relapse of METH abuse. To date, no effective pharmacotherapy exists for METH abuse and its withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, understanding the neuromechanism underlying METH abuse and its withdrawal symptoms is essential for developing clinical strategies and improving patient care. Read More

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Factors associated with methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms among people who inject drugs.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 Jun 10;223:108702. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto St, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Regular methamphetamine (MA) use can result in withdrawal syndrome characterized by fatigue, agitation, depression, and anxiety. No studies that we are aware of have examined the prevalence and predictors of MA withdrawal symptoms among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Methods: PWID were recruited using targeted sampling methods in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California from 2016 to 2017. Read More

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Effect of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on the Psychology and Behavior of Patients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Wuhan, China: A Clinical Observational Study.

Front Psychiatry 2021 30;12:653662. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Affiliated Wuhan Mental Health Center, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is a national strategy adopted for the treatment of heroin dependency in China. The sudden outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the resultant social isolation in Wuhan have also had a significant negative impact on local patients undertaking MMT. In this study, 76 patients on MMT from the Wuhan First Health Clinic were selected as the research objects to investigate the effect of COVID-19 on the levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as the withdrawal symptoms and craving and substance use. Read More

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Histological Changes in Adipose Tissue: An Alarm When Methamphetamine Is Targeted for Weight Loss Purposes.

World J Plast Surg 2021 Jan;10(1):53-59

Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Background: Methamphetamine (METH) may be administered for weight loss purposes and to understand the METH side-effects more in details, this study aimed at determining the effect of METH on changes in adipose tissue in experimental rats.

Methods: Forty five male Wistar rats were randomly allocated to three equal groups. Group 1 was experimental receiving METH [0. Read More

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January 2021

Breathing new life into neurotoxic-based monkey models of Parkinson's disease to study the complex biological interplay between serotonin and dopamine.

Prog Brain Res 2021 18;261:265-285. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

Université de Lyon, CNRS UMR 5229, Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod, Bron, France. Electronic address:

Numerous clinical studies have shown that the serotonergic system also degenerates in patients with Parkinson's disease. The causal role of this impairment in Parkinson's symptomatology and the response to treatment remains to be refined, in particular thanks to approaches allowing the two components DA and 5-HT to be isolated if possible. We have developed a macaque monkey model of Parkinson's disease exhibiting a double lesion (dopaminergic and serotonergic) thanks to the sequential use of MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) and MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine) (or MDMA prior MPTP). Read More

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Scoping Review of the Associations Between Perinatal Substance Use and Perinatal Depression and Anxiety.

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Objective: To evaluate published literature on the associations between perinatal substance use (PSU), perinatal depression and anxiety (PDA), and known maternal-newborn outcomes.

Data Sources: We conducted a systematic search of health-related databases, including PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Embase. Search terms included maternal mental health, substance use, postpartum, opioid, alcohol, methamphetamine, addiction, dependence, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety. Read More

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Prognostic plasma exosomal microRNA biomarkers in patients with substance use disorders presenting comorbid with anxiety and depression.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 18;11(1):6271. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

NHC Key Laboratory of Drug Addiction Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, 650032, Yunnan, China.

Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression precipitated by substance use occurred during both use and withdrawal. Exosomes play significant roles in biological functions and regulate numerous physiological and pathological processes in various diseases, in particular substance use disorders (SUDs) and other psychiatric disorders. To better understand the role of exosomal miRNAs in the pathology of symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with SUDs, we first isolated circulating exosomes from heroin-dependent patients (HDPs) and methamphetamine-dependent patients (MDPs) and identified exosomal miRNAs that were differentially expressed between patients and healthy controls (HCs). Read More

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Targeting mGlu for Methamphetamine Use Disorder.

Pharmacol Ther 2021 Mar 8;224:107831. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Brain Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Methamphetamine abuse leads to devastating consequences, including addiction, crime, and death. Despite decades of research, no medication has been approved by the U.S. Read More

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Comparing substance use and mental health among sexual and gender minority and heterosexual cisgender youth experiencing homelessness.

PLoS One 2021 11;16(3):e0248077. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA, United States of America.

Youth homelessness has been demonstrated to disproportionately affect sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth compared to heterosexual cisgender peers. In this context, we aimed to compare health risks between service-seeking SGM and heterosexual cisgender youth experiencing homelessness, including harmful risks stemming from substance use and severity of symptoms of mental health disorders. We recruited 100 racially diverse, unstably housed participants aged 18-24 who access services at an urban non-profit organization in San Francisco, CA. Read More

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The Effect of High-frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Reducing Depression and Anxiety in Methamphetamine Users.

Addict Health 2020 Oct;12(4):278-286

Department of Psychology, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Methamphetamine use has been associated with higher rates of depression and anxiety. The mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic reward system seems to play a crucial role in inducing depression and anxiety in methamphetamine users. High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been shown to alter dopaminergic neurotransmission considering the acute rewarding and reinforcing effects in the subcortical structure. Read More

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October 2020

The acute effects of multiple doses of methamphetamine on locomotor activity and anxiety-like behavior in adolescent and adult mice.

Behav Brain Res 2021 May 16;405:113186. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55105, USA. Electronic address:

Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychomotor stimulant drug. Research has shown that the acute effects of MA can be modulated by age, although previous findings from our lab do not find age differences in the effects of MA. Relatively little research has examined the effects of adolescent MA exposure; thus, it is important to understand how MA affects adolescent behavior and brain function compared to adults. Read More

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Ovarian hormones prevent methamphetamine-induced anxiety-related behaviors and neuronal damage in ovariectomized rats.

Neurosci Lett 2021 02 19;746:135652. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Electronic address:

Methamphetamine (METH) may cause long‒lasting neurotoxic effects and cognitive impairment. On the other hand, the ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone have neuroprotective effects. In the current study, we aimed to examine the effects of estrogen and progesterone on anxiety‒like behavior and neuronal damage in METH‒exposed ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Read More

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February 2021

Impact and correlates of sub-optimal social support among patients in HIV care.

AIDS Care 2021 Jan 14:1-11. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Social support (SS) predicts health outcomes among patients living with HIV. We administered a brief, validated measure of SS, the Multifactoral Assessment of Perceived Social Support, within a patient-reported outcomes assessment of health domains in HIV care at 4 U.S. Read More

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January 2021

Substance use and depressive and anxiety symptoms among out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in Cape Town, South Africa.

S Afr Med J 2020 Dec 14;111(1):40-45. Epub 2020 Dec 14.

Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program, RTI International, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Background: There is a high prevalence of substance use among youth in South Africa (SA), and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) experience high rates of depression and anxiety. Substance use behaviours and mental health are associated with other public health problems among AGYW such as HIV and unintended pregnancy. Therefore, understanding the relationship between substance use and mental health is imperative to improve AGYW's health. Read More

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December 2020

The Effect of Add-on Buprenorphine to Matrix Program in Reduction of Craving and Relapse Among People With Methamphetamine Use Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Clin Psychopharmacol 2021 Jan/Feb 01;41(1):45-48

Department of Statistic and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Methamphetamine addiction is a global issue. Buprenorphine might have beneficial roles in reducing craving to methamphetamine use via altering neurotransmission signaling and dopaminergic system-related reward mechanisms.

Procedures: This clinical trial was performed in 2019 to 2020 in Khorshid Hospital, Isfahan, Iran. Read More

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December 2020

Chemsex and Mental Health of Men Who Have Sex With Men in Germany.

Front Psychiatry 2020 4;11:542301. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, LVR-Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Chemsex is defined as using certain substances immediately before or during sexual activities to facilitate, prolong and/or intensify sexual experience, mainly by some communities of men who have sex with men (MSM). Four substances are typically associated with chemsex: methamphetamine, mephedrone, GHB/GBL, and ketamine. While there is a lot of evidence for increased prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and other sexual health measures among MSM, who engage in chemsex, there has been little research on mental health aspects. Read More

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November 2020

Complications Related to Sexualized Drug Use: What Can We Learn From Literature?

Front Neurosci 2020 27;14:548704. Epub 2020 Nov 27.

Centre d'Enseignement, de Recherche et de Traitement des Addictions, Hôpital Universitaire Paul-Brousse (APHP), Villejuif, France.

Chemsex is described as the use of specific psychoactive substances (PS) during sexual activity to sustain, enhance, disinhibit or facilitate the sexual experience. It preferentially concerns men who have sex with men (MSM). They use new synthetic substances like cathinones, methamphetamines, gamma-butyrolactone/gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GBL/GHB), ketamine, and cocaine. Read More

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November 2020

Sex-specific sensitivity to methamphetamine-induced schizophrenia-relevant behaviours in overexpressing mice.

J Psychopharmacol 2021 Jan 4;35(1):50-64. Epub 2020 Dec 4.

School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown, Australia.

Background: Gene-environment interactions contribute to schizophrenia aetiology. is a well-established genetic risk factor for schizophrenia, and elevated expression of type III neuregulin 1 mRNA in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is observed in patients with a core risk haplotype. A mouse model of overexpression () possesses face and construct validity for schizophrenia; however, the sensitivity of these transgenic mice to environmental risk factors relevant to schizophrenia is unknown. Read More

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January 2021

Long-term outcomes of psychoactive drug use in trauma patients: A multicenter patient-reported outcomes study.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 02;90(2):319-324

From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care (M.E.M., K.B., G.V., H.M.A.K.), Massachusetts General Hospital; Department of Surgery (J.P.H.-E., A.S.), Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Center for Surgery and Public Health (J.P.H.-E., C.O., A.N.H., A.S.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Department of Psychiatry (N.C.L.-C.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery (D.N.), Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (S.E.S.), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Introduction: Psychoactive drug use (PDU) is reported in up to 40% of trauma patients and is associated with a higher rate of in-hospital complications. However, little is known about its long-term impact on trauma patients. We aimed to assess the long-term functional, mental, and psychosocial outcomes of PDU in trauma patients 6 to 12 months after injury. Read More

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February 2021

Effects of berberine hydrochloride on methamphetamine-induced anxiety behaviors and relapse in rats.

Iran J Basic Med Sci 2020 Nov;23(11):1480-1488

Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Objectives: This research aimed at evaluating the effect of berberine hydrochloride on anxiety-related behaviors induced by methamphetamine (METH) in rats, assessing relapse and neuroprotective effects.

Materials And Methods: 27 male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into groups of Control, METH-withdrawal (METH addiction and subsequent withdrawal), and METH addiction with berberine hydrochloride oral treatment (100 mg/kg/per day) during the three weeks of withdrawal. Two groups received inhaled METH self-administration for two weeks (up to 10 mg/kg). Read More

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November 2020

URB597 abrogates anxiogenic and depressive behaviors in the methamphetamine-withdrawal mice: Role of the cannabinoid receptor type 1, cannabinoid receptor type 2, and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 channels.

J Psychopharmacol 2020 Nov 6:269881120965934. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Department of Pharmacology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant that possesses toxicity in the brain when taken repeatedly or at higher doses. Methamphetamine neurotoxicity is associated with numerous forms of mental impairment, including depression and anxiety. Evidence has also demonstrated that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the regulation of anxiety and depression. Read More

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November 2020

Methamphetamine exposure and its cessation alter gut microbiota and induce depressive-like behavioral effects on rats.

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2021 Jan 23;238(1):281-292. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Department of Psychology, Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics (TIMES), University of Houston, Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 1, 4849 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX, 77204-6022, USA.

Rationale: Methamphetamine is a highly abused psychostimulant drug and its use remains a major public health concern worldwide with limited effective treatment options. Accumulative evidence reveals the influence of gut microbiota on the brain, behavior, and health as a part of the gut-brain axis but its involvement in modulating this substance use disorder remains poorly understood.

Objective: We sought to determine whether methamphetamine exposure and cessation or withdrawal alter the intestinal gut microbiota as well as characterize cessation-induced behavioral changes. Read More

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January 2021

The prevalence of mental health disorders among young adults who use amphetamine-type stimulants, compared to young adults who do not.

Drug Alcohol Rev 2021 May 19;40(4):557-566. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Introduction And Aims: There is a lack of evidence regarding mental health disorder prevalence in people who use amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). This study compares prevalence in Australian young adults who used ATS and young adults who had never used, and examines potential predictors.

Design And Methods: Population-based sampling was used to recruit young adults who used ATS (n = 224) and young adults who had never used ATS (n = 125). Read More

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Cannabis use and mental health among young sexual and gender minority men: A qualitative study.

Int J Drug Policy 2020 Oct 10:102980. Epub 2020 Oct 10.

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:

Despite a growing body of evidence demonstrating that cannabis use is associated with mental illness among sexual and gender minority (SGM) men, little is known about the motivations, patterns and contexts that influence this relationship. Our study aimed to characterize how cannabis use features within the mental health-related experiences of young SGM men in Vancouver, Canada. From January to December 2018, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 50 SGM men ages 15 to 30 years to explore their experiences using cannabis. Read More

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October 2020

The exploration of optimized protocol for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder: A randomized sham-controlled study.

EBioMedicine 2020 Oct 25;60:103027. Epub 2020 Sep 25.

(a)Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; (c)Shanghai Key Laboratory of Psychotic Disorders, Shanghai, China; (d)Institute of Psychological and Behavioral Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China; (e)CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Background: The prefrontal-striatal circuit is a core circuit related to substance dependence. Previous studies have found that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) (key region of executive network) had limited responses, while inhibiting hyperactivation of ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) (key region of limbic network) may be another strategy. However, there is currently no comparison between these two treatment locations. Read More

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October 2020

Impaired driving among rural female drug-involved offenders.

Traffic Inj Prev 2020 17;21(8):513-520. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Objective: Very little is known about rural female impaired drivers despite disproportionate rates of impaired driving arrests and associated traffic fatalities in rural areas. The present study examined past-year impaired driving histories and impaired driving correlates in a sample of rural female drug-involved offenders.

Methods: Female drug-involved offenders ( = 400) from 3 rural jails completed a confidential interview focused on substance use and related risk behaviors. Read More

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Interest in reducing methamphetamine and opioid use among syringe services program participants in Washington State.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2020 11 23;216:108243. Epub 2020 Aug 23.

Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th St, Suite 120, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA.

Background: Methamphetamine use is increasing, and opioid use remains elevated in the US. Understanding interest in reducing/stopping substance use among people who inject drugs (PWID), as well as types of help wanted, can inform interventions.

Methods: Data from the 2019 Washington State Syringe Exchange Survey were used in logistic regression analyses to assess if demographics, substance use, and concern about anxiety or depression were associated with interest in reducing/stopping substance use among people whose main drug was methamphetamine or opioids. Read More

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November 2020

Beyond the tip of the iceberg: A narrative review to identify research gaps on comorbid psychiatric disorders in adolescents with methamphetamine use disorder or chronic methamphetamine use.

Subst Abus 2021 1;42(1):13-32. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Research Group Stress and Addiction, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Background: Methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) frequently begins in adolescence, often accompanied by other psychiatric or mental disorders. Up to now, no comprehensive review about MUD and comorbid disorders in adolescents is available. We thus aimed to review the literature on comorbid mental disorders and MUD in adolescents in order to identify future research topics. Read More

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September 2020

The prevalence and clinical correlates of substance use disorders in patients with psychotic disorders from an Upper-Middle-Income Country.

S Afr J Psychiatr 2020 28;26:1473. Epub 2020 Jul 28.

Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: Substance use disorders (SUDs) occur frequently in patients with psychotic disorders and have been associated with various demographic and clinical correlates. There is an absence of research on the prevalence and clinical correlates of SUDs in psychotic disorders in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

Aim: We aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of SUDs in psychotic disorders. Read More

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