Recreational use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or 'ecstasy': evidence for cognitive impairment.

  title={Recreational use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or 'ecstasy': evidence for cognitive impairment.},
  author={S Bhattachary and Jane Hilary Powell},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={31 4},
BACKGROUND It has recently been shown that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or 'ecstasy' causes long-lasting alterations to brain structure and function in animals, and there is mounting evidence that recreational users of the drug show impairments in some aspects of cognitive functioning including memory for verbal information. The present study investigates possible effects on other cognitive functions and explores the temporal course of development and resolution of these impairments… CONTINUE READING
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