National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Comorbidity of mental disorders and substance use: a brief guide for the primary care clinician

7.6 Major clinical issues with psychosis and stimulant (including methampetamine) use

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7.6.1 Effects of stimulants on psychotic disorders


Stimulant induced disorders

Stimulant use in people with chronic psychosis

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7.6.2 Interactions between stimulants and therapeutic agents for psychotic disorders

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7.6.3 Management approaches to comorbid psychotic disorders and stimulant use



Acute psychotic episode

Longer term psychotic episode

For further information please consult:
Guidelines for the medical management of patients with methamphetamine-induced psychosis:

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