Are ecstasy induced serotonergic alterations overestimated for the majority of users?

@article{Szigeti2018AreEI,
  title={Are ecstasy induced serotonergic alterations overestimated for the majority of users?},
  author={Bal{\'a}zs Szigeti and A. Winstock and D. Erritzoe and L. Maier},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={741 - 748}
}
  • Balázs Szigeti, A. Winstock, +1 author L. Maier
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Background: Neuroimaging studies imply that the regular use of ±3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), the major constituent of ecstasy pills, alters the brain’s serotonergic system in a dose-dependent manner. However, the relevance of these findings remains unclear due to limited knowledge about the ecstasy/MDMA use pattern of real-life users. Aims: We examined the representativeness of ecstasy users enrolled in neuroimaging studies by comparing their ecstasy use habits with the use… CONTINUE READING
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