58. Treatment for Amphetamine Psychosis1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch58

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Treatment for Amphetamine Psychosis1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch58

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • amphetamine psychosis treatment;
  • amphetamine users, and psychotic/paranoid/persecutory delusions;
  • frequent amphetamine users, subclinical psychotic symptoms;
  • dopamine antagonists, chlorpromazine/haloperidol in amphetamine psychosis;
  • treatments for amphetamine psychosis, risks/benefits/costs;
  • outcomes and response to treatment, with extrapyramidal side effects;
  • haloperidol condition and extrapyramidal side effects, compared to olanzapine;
  • evidence for amphetamine psychosis, limited due to sample sizes


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