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Mephentermine dependence with psychosis.
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PMID:  23759255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mephentermine misuse or dependence has been rarely reported in the literature. This is surprising as mephentermine bears a close structural similarity to methamphetamine. Here we report a case of mephentermine dependence with induced psychosis. A 23-year-old professional weightlifter used to administer mephentermine (60 mg) for improving performance in tournaments. The patient became dependent on mephentermine in 2009, and his consumption increased to 100-150 mg every 2-3 days since August 2012 until his presentation in clinic in mid-October 2012. He developed psychosis and had persecutory delusions. Remission of psychosis was seen with stopping use of mephentermine and use of antipsychotic medication.
Pratibha Gehlawat; Priti Singh; Rajiv Gupta; Sidharth Arya
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-7714     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Psychiatry, Pt.B.D.Sharma. PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India. Electronic address:
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