Issues and challenges in the management of methamphetamine dependence in pregnancy

Farid Yusof, Suzaily Wahab

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Abstract

Failure in achieving abstinence in methamphetamine dependence population is a common scenario. The use of methamphetamine in pregnancy however, was not so often brought to attention. This report highlights the challenges and issues encountered in the management of a pregnant lady with the problem of methamphetamine dependence, who presented with psychosis. Among the areas outlined were issues in commencing treatment for methamphetamine psychosis, presence of psychosocial conditions that impeded total abstinence and the risks of ethamphetamine use during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Psychotic Disorders
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Keywords

  • Dependence
  • Methamphetamine
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychosis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Issues and challenges in the management of methamphetamine dependence in pregnancy. / Yusof, Farid; Wahab, Suzaily.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 89-92.

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