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Amphetamine Addiction

Alternate Names : Methamphetamine Addiction

Amphetamine Addiction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Someone who is under the influence of amphetamines may show the following symptoms:

  • decreased appetite
  • decreased fatigue
  • euphoria
  • hyperthermia, or increased body temperature
  • increased activity and attention
  • increased breathing rate
  • A dependent individual may have the following symptoms:

  • decreased appetite and weight loss
  • disregard for consequences of negative behaviors
  • feelings of isolation
  • feelings of well-being
  • hallucinations
  • irritability and mood swings
  • legal problems
  • paranoia
  • ravenous appetite
  • recurrent failure to meet responsibilities at work, school, or home
  • sleep disorders
  • use of amphetamines when it is dangerous, such as while driving
  • Someone who is addicted to amphetamines may show the symptoms of dependence, as well as these additional symptoms:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • excessive sweating
  • headache
  • lethargy and fatigue
  • muscle and stomach cramps
  • tremors

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    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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