Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Impact of Mobile Phone-Based Interventions on Methamphetamine Use and High-risk Sexual Behaviors in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A Systematic Review

Arefeh Ameri; Sareh Keshvardoost; Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 58-68

  Background: Today, increased use of methamphetamine in homosexual men is associated with high-risk sexualbehaviors and (HIV) epidemic. Mobile phone-based interventions are an accessible and rapid method toprovide healthcare services to this population. This study aimed to systematically review the effects ...  Read More

2. Effects of Modafinil on Sleep Pattern during Methamphetamine Withdrawal: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Seyed Mohamad Moosavi; Jamshid Yazdani-Charati; Fatemeh Amini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 165-172

  Background: Methamphetamine (MA) abuse is a serious and costly public health problem worldwide; It also commonly affects the sleep quality. The present study was carried out aiming to evaluate the effectiveness of modafinil versus placebo on sleep pattern in MA withdrawal during an eight-week period. ...  Read More

3. Study of Methamphetamine Use in Patients Referred to Emergency Ward of a General Hospital at North of Iran in 2017

Pezhman Hadinezhad; Mehran Zarghami; Hosein Montazer; Mahmood Moosazadeh; Fattaneh Ghaderi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, , Pages 18-25

  Background: Acute use of methamphetamine affects the sympathetic system and causes symptoms like tachycardia, hypertension (HTN), tachypnea, peripheral blood vessels constriction, hyperthermia, and mydriasis that can lead to many medical complications. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the use of methamphetamine, ...  Read More

4. Attenuation Effect of Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptor Activation on Methamphetamine-Induced Neurodegeneration and Locomotion Impairments among Male Rats

Effat Ramshini; Shahriar Dabiri; Shokouh Arjmand; Gholamreza Sepehri; Mohammad Khaksari; Meysam Ahmadi; Mohammad Shabani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 206-213

  Background: A number of neuroimaging studies on human addicts have revealed that abuse of Methamphetamine (METH) can induce neurodegenerative changes in various brain regions like the cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Although the underlying mechanisms of METH-induced neurotoxicity have been studied, the ...  Read More

5. Effects of Methamphetamine on Testes Histopathology and Spermatogenesis Indices of Adult Male Rats

Arezoo Saberi; Gholamreza Sepehri; Zohreh Safi; Behzad Razavi; Faranak Jahandari; Kouros Divsalar; Ehsan Salarkia

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 199-205

  Background: Methamphetamine (mAMP) as a recreational drug has devastating effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Several studies have shown that mAMP has inhibitory effects on oogenesis and spermatogenesis, and causes impaired fertility. This study designed to investigate the effect of mAM Padministration ...  Read More

6. Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement Therapy Prevent Methamphetamine-Induced Synaptic Plasticity Impairment in Ovariectomized Rats

Hamed Ghazvini; Mohammad Shabani; Majid Asadi-Shekaari; Solmaz Khalifeh; Khadijeh Esmaeilpour; Mehdi Khodamoradi; Vahid Sheibani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 145-156

  Background: Methamphetamine (METH) is one of the most popular psychostimulants which produce long lasting learning and memory impairment. Previous studies have indicated that estrogen and progesterone replacement therapy attenuate cognitive impairment against a wide array of neurodegenerative diseases. ...  Read More

7. Relapse and Risk-taking among Iranian Methamphetamine Abusers ‎Undergoing Matrix Treatment Model

Parvaneh Taymoori; Tahereh Pashaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 49-60

  Background: This study investigated the correlation between risk-taking and relapse among methamphetamine (MA) abusers undergoing the Matrix Model of treatment. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on male patients who were stimulant drug abusers undergoing the matrix treatment in the National ...  Read More

8. A Study of the Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in‏ ‏Patients with ‎Methamphetamine-Induced Psychosis

Mahin Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Alireza Fekrat; Shahrzad Mazhari

Volume 7, 1-2 , Winter 2015, , Pages 37-46

  Background: The abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances such as amphetamines and ecstasy has had a growing trend. Tachycardia, increased blood pressure, hallucinations, panic attacks, and psychosis are the negative effects of methamphetamine abuse. The present study aimed to assess psychiatric ...  Read More

9. A Study of the Phenomenology of Psychosis Induced by Methamphetamine: ‎A Preliminary Research

Alireza Ghaffari-Nejad; Hassan Ziaadini; Samaneh Saffari-Zadeha; Ali Kheradmand; Fatemeh Pouya

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 105-111

  Background: Psychotic disorder due to industrial drug, such as methamphetamine addiction, is one of the important causes for referral to psychiatric hospital. Psychotic symptoms in these patients are varied. A group of researchers believe that methamphetamine-induced psychosis is completely similar to ...  Read More

10. Current research on methamphetamine: Epidemiology, medical and ‎psychiatric effects, treatment, and harm reduction efforts

Seyed Ramin Radfar ‎; Richard A. Rawson ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 146-154

  Background: Methamphetamine (MA) which is known as “shisheh” in Iran is a drug that widely is used in many parts of the world and it is near to a decade that is available for the most drug users and has a considerable prevalence of use. Due to high abuse prevalence and very new challenging phenomenon, ...  Read More

11. The Synergistic (MARATHON) Effect of Combined Methamphetamine with ‎Sexual Stimulant Drugs on Increasing the Likelihood of High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

Seyed Mehdi Hosseinifard; Alireza Ahmadian; Neda Smaeelifar

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 112-118

  Background: Chronic drug abuse and sexual dysfunction specifically erectile dysfunction may lead drug abusers to seek over-the-counter or non-prescription medications, out of which Sildenafil citrate, sold as the trade name of Viagra® can be considered as a prime and important treatment. Therefore, ...  Read More