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By On July 27th, 2005

Meth Users Show Similarity to Brain Injury Patients

Mental health professionals have long speculated about the various types of damage caused by meth addiction, and now research is catching up. This brief news articles from Yahoo states:

“The belief that neurologic symptoms of methamphetamine use are due to structural damage to the brain is supported by current neuro-imaging research. Recent publications in the America Journal of Psychiatry have documented losses of dopamine transporters in detoxified methamphetamine users that mimic the reductions seen from Parkinson’s disease, both of which correlate with decreased performance on simple motor and learning tasks.”

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