The dark side of ecstasy: neuropsychiatric symptoms after exposure to 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine.

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3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) is a known neurotoxin in animals. This review discusses the history, pattern of use, pharmacology, acute and long-term effects of MDMA. Emphasis is given to the concern that MDMA may induce long-term cognitive and psychiatric effects. MDMA is an illegal substance, and investigations of the effects of… (More)

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@article{Karlsen2008TheDS, title={The dark side of ecstasy: neuropsychiatric symptoms after exposure to 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine.}, author={Sunniva Nyberg Karlsen and Olav Spigset and Lars Sl\ordal}, journal={Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology}, year={2008}, volume={102 1}, pages={15-24} }