Effects of MDMA and Intranasal Oxytocin on Social and Emotional Processing

@article{Kirkpatrick2014EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of MDMA and Intranasal Oxytocin on Social and Emotional Processing},
  author={Matthew G. Kirkpatrick and Royce J. Lee and Margaret C Wardle and Suma Sira Jacob and Harriet de Wit},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={1654-1663}
}
MDMA (±3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, ‘ecstasy’) is used recreationally, reportedly because it increases feelings of empathy, sociability, and interpersonal closeness. One line of evidence suggests that MDMA produces these effects by releasing oxytocin, a peptide involved in social bonding. In the current study, we investigated the acute effects of MDMA and oxytocin on social and emotional processing in healthy human volunteers. MDMA users (N=65) participated in a 4-session, within-between… CONTINUE READING
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