PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE

Quadruple Diagnosis: Substance Use Disorder, Comorbid Psychopathology, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, and Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Jan 19, 2020 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Quadruple Diagnosis: Substance Use Disorder, Comorbid Psychopathology, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, and Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Introduction Comorbid substance use disorders (SUDs) and other psychiatric disorders (dual diagnosis) in individuals who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are common. Prevalence…

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Methamphetamine

Jan 19, 2020 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Methamphetamine

Mechanism of Action Methamphetamine is an indirect monoamine agonist that increases intracellular and extracellular levels of the monoamine neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Methamphetamine gains entry into neurons either as…

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Hallucinogens

Jan 19, 2020 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Hallucinogens

Acknowledgments The authors greatly appreciate the editing assistance of medical student Sean Doherty of Cardiff University School of Medicine. Historical Perspectives Psychoactive substances derived from botanicals have been used ritualistically…

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