Chapter 15. Methamphetamine and Mental Health

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist2,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer3 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member4
  1. Dr Melinda Campopiano clinical faculty

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch15

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Campopiano, M. (2009) Methamphetamine and Mental Health, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    City University London, UK

  2. 3

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 4

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • methamphetamine and mental health;
  • Methamphetamine (MA);
  • drug use initiation in adolescents and individual, familial and social factors;
  • National Toxicology Program Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (NTP-CERHR 2005);
  • methamphetamine and mental health and intoxication, withdrawal and psychiatric illness;
  • methamphetamine addiction - treatment and outcomes;
  • missed opportunities and natural history of MA use;
  • failure in identifying substance use disorders and mental illness


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Initiation and continuation of methamphetamine use: missed opportunities

  • Methamphetamine and mental health: intoxication, withdrawal and psychiatric illness

  • Methamphetamine addiction: treatment and outcomes

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements