Methamphetamine can cause psychosis, a severe mental disorder in which people lose contact with reality and experience strong delusions, extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and obsessive/compulsive behavior.
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AggressionUsers may become violent as Meth
increase aggression and diminishes
the brain's control over impulsive,
irrational behavior. Users are
amped-up and can't react normally
DelusionsMeth users often believe they
have bugs crawling under their
skin—doctors call this
users call them "crank bugs".
Hearing ThingsMeth can cause users to hear
phantom sounds, voices, and
noises that don't exist.
HyperactivityChanges in the brain make it
hard for a user to stand still
or focus on anything. Users
are jittery or even frenzied
and may speak a jumble of nonsense.
ParanoiaMeth overstimulates the brain,
causing paranoia and fear. Users
often think someone is out to get
them or that people are monitoring
their every move.
Seeing ThingsMeth can cause disturbing
things and people that
aren’t really there.