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5th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GAB 2022

Methamphetamine use disorder and its clinical implications

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2022 - Betul Kirsavoglu
Kocaeli Derince Training and Research State Hospital, Turkey
Title : Methamphetamine use disorder and its clinical implications


Methamphetamine is chemically closely related to amphetamine and is a substance with greater potential for harm due to its stronger effect and longer half-life. Short and long-term use of methamphetamine causes circulatory, respiratory and neurological problems, as well as mental health problems ranging from anxiety, aggression and depression to acute paranoid psychosis. Methamphetamine is considered more dangerous than other stimulants because of its acute complications, long-term neurotoxicity, and high addictive potential. Young age, low education level, and use of other psychoactive substances are associated with increased risk of methamphetamine abuse. In this oral presentation, we aim to explain the current situation of methamphetamine use and case examples of its side effects.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • This presentation aims to draw the attention of the audience to the medical and mental health problems that may develop due to methamphetamine use.


I am Betul Kirsavoglu, graduated from Hacettepe University Medical Faculty in 2014. Master degree has been achieved in 2020 at Istanbul Erenkoy Mental Health Research and Training Hospital on adult psychiatry area. Currently working at Kocaeli Derince Training and Research State Hospital as psychiatrist. I have been working in the hospital for 17 months. My title in the hospital is medical specialist for psychiatry. Besides that, I am an active member for Turkish Psychiatry Association, European Federation of Psychiatry Trainees and Viktor Frankl Institute USA Faculty. Bipolar disorder, neuropsychiatry, psychosis, trauma, psychological resilience, posttraumatic growth, loghotherapy and supportive psychotherapy are the main areas that I am working on and for my interest. My current research activity is investigation of psychological resilience, post-traumatic growth, caregiver burden and related factors in patients with bipolar disorder and their caregivers.