|2020 NEI Max | Virtual
November 7, 2020
Breaking Bad: What to Do When Your Patient Is Using Methamphetamine
Presented by William M. Sauvé, MD
||Inspired by audience questions at NEI live meetings over recent years, ‘Breaking Bad: What To Do When Your Patient is Using Methamphetamine’ was developed to address the numerous clinical scenarios that can be complicated by methamphetamine use and abuse. During 2020 NEI Max!, Dr. William Sauvé presented a series of cases that examined
- the misuse of methamphetamine to ameliorate untreated symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
- the association between methamphetamine abuse, motor symptoms, and Parkinson’s disease;
- novel therapies for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder;
- treatment for co-occurring methamphetamine abuse and bipolar disorder; and
- treatment for methamphetamine-induced psychosis.
|Although clinical trials on treatments for methamphetamine use disorder are sorely needed, some clinical research indicates that stimulant agonists therapies (e.g., methylphenidate) reduce methamphetamine craving and to a lesser extent methamphetamine use, while some atypical antipsychotics (e.g., aripiprazole) may also reduce methamphetamine craving.