Gender differences in the subjective effects of MDMA

  title={Gender differences in the subjective effects of MDMA},
  author={M. Liechti and A. Gamma and F. Vollenweider},
  • M. Liechti, A. Gamma, F. Vollenweider
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Abstract. Rationale: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) mainly releases serotonin (5-HT) and is contained in the recreational drug Ecstasy. 5-HT is known to play an important role in mood and anxiety disorders, for which there is a female preponderance. To date, there are no systematic data on gender differences in the subjective effects of MDMA. Objectives: The present work analyzed the pooled data from three controlled studies on the psychological and physiological effects of MDMA in… CONTINUE READING
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