Elevated Impulsivity and Impaired Decision-Making in Abstinent Ecstasy (MDMA) Users Compared to Polydrug and Drug-Naïve Controls

@article{Morgan2006ElevatedIA,
  title={Elevated Impulsivity and Impaired Decision-Making in Abstinent Ecstasy (MDMA) Users Compared to Polydrug and Drug-Na{\"i}ve Controls},
  author={Michael John Morgan and Lara Chiara Impallomeni and Alessandro Pirona and Robert D. Rogers},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={1562-1573}
}
Ecstasy (MDMA; 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) has a well-recognized neurotoxic effect on central serotonergic (5-HT) systems in animals, and there is some evidence of persistent serotonergic dysregulation in human ecstasy users. Serotonin is believed to mediate impulsive behavior and effective decision-making. Thus, the aim of the present study was to… CONTINUE READING