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Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Methamphetamine is simply made from available chemicals such as pseudoephedrine, this drug was previously used to treat ADHD, and a major contribution to controlling sexual acts in men and women is through the secretion of the GNRH gonadotropin hormone from the hypothalamus. This hormone enters the anterior pituitary through the portal vessels and secretes the LH and FSH hormone. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between chronic methamphetamine consumption on testosterone, LH and FSH in males.
Materials and Methods: In this study, 30 men with chronic methamphetamine dose referred to health clinics in the city for the use of random sampling method and were assessed. The subjects completed the questionnaire of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and transferred to the laboratory after blood sampling.
Results: The results showed that the duration of taking methamphetamine does not affect the amount of FSH. There was no significant difference observed between different times. However, the amount of methamphetamine consumption affects the level of LH and testosterone levels.
Conclusion: Duration of taking methamphetamine has an effect on the level of LH and testosterone, but does not affect the FSH hormone.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/12/19 | Accepted: 2018/02/17 | Published: 2018/02/17