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From the Paper:"Psychomotor stimulants include amphetamine and methylphenidate and both are used recreationally as well as clinically. Among their street names are uppers, speed, meth, and crystal. These drugs enhance self-confidence and provide a sense of well-being.
Amphetamine and structurally related drugs, unlike most stimulants, produce tolerance. Withdrawal after occasional use produces only mild sleep disorders. But withdrawal after binging produces a pattern of depression, anxiety, and agitation that leads to a craving for sleep followed by a period of very low mental and physical energy that can endure for weeks. Moderate use of orally administered stimulants produces insomnia and irritability. Intravenous, high-dosage use of these drugs, however, "leads to a psychotic state almost indistinguishable...."
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