Amphetamines and Methamphetamine by Christine Adamec

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Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths from heart disease and stroke have been reported in amphetamine abusers. , and colleagues identified nearly 2,000 individuals ages 18 to 44 who were diagnosed with stroke. They found that amphetamine abuse was associated with a two times greater risk of hemorrhagic stroke than cocaine abuse. 1 Amphetamines such as methamphetamine dramatically age and ravage the bodies of those who abuse it. , said that amphetamine cardiotoxicity was a rare but genuine problem that should be considered as a possibility by emergency rooms in symptomatic patients as well as in forensic (criminal) cases.

Stimulants and Their Use in Treating ADHD In 1902, British pediatrician Sir George Still, a professor of childhood disease at King’s College Hospital in London, gave several lectures on children with excessive restlessness who were oppositional and failed to respond to punishment, also stating that there were subgroups of hyperactive behavior. 11 In 1937, Rhode Island physician Charles Bradley was a psychiatrist at the Bradley Home. Launched by his granduncle, the Bradley Home was a facility for children with severe health problems.

In addition, even stopping the drug altogether may not prevent later flashbacks, or the re-experiencing of ­symptoms of amphetamine or methamphetamine abuse as if the individual had just ingested the drug. According to Alasdair M. 8 Hypersexuality Experts report that one consequence of the abuse and dependence on methamphetamine is that it escalates sexual behavior and also decreases the awareness of the consequences of sexual acts, such as the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases or creating unwanted pregnancies without taking precautions for safe sex.

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