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Methamphetamine and psychosis: risk and vulnerability factors

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posted on 2020-02-06, 03:29 authored by SHALINI ARUNOGIRI
Psychotic symptoms are common in people who use the drug methamphetamine (ice), but the risk factors for this are unclear. This thesis involved six studies that consolidated recent evidence, and also collected data from adults who use methamphetamine, and people without drug use. Methamphetamine was found to be a key driver of psychotic symptoms, but this work also led to new findings relating to differences in how people with methamphetamine psychosis perceive emotions in others, in comparison to both people who use methamphetamine and don’t have psychotic symptoms, and compared to people without drug use.


Principal supervisor

Dan Lubman

Additional supervisor 1

Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

Additional supervisor 2

Rebecca McKetin

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Eastern Health Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Eastern Health Clinical School

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences