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Childhood depression may encourage ecstasy use
Children with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have an increased tendency to use ecstasy in adolescence or young adulthood, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-02-23)

Most ecstasy-related deaths occur among white males
Most people who die after taking ecstasy are white males in their late twenties, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-09)

The debate over ecstasy continues
There has been significant debate in policy circles about whether governments have over-reacted to ecstasy by issuing warnings against its use and making it illegal. In the UK, David Nutt said ecstasy was less dangerous than horseback riding, which led to him being fired as the government's chief drug advisor. Others have argued that ecstasy is dangerous if you use it a lot, but brief use is safe. (2012-07-25)

Long-term users of ecstasy risk structural brain damage
Long term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy risk structural brain damage, suggests preliminary research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. (2011-04-06)

Ecstasy link to long-term brain damage
Disturbing evidence is emerging from research at the University of Adelaide that the popular drug ecstasy can be linked to users suffering long-term brain damage. (2002-03-04)

A $12 pill test could save the lives of first-timers
Pill testing services at music festivals may be most effective in reducing harm for people trying ecstasy for the first time, but less so for prior users. (2019-06-10)

New study examines the effect of ecstasy on the brain
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study examining the effect ecstasy has on different parts of the brain. (2016-04-18)

New study finds no cognitive impairment among ecstasy users
In contrast to many prior studies, ecstasy users in the new study showed no signs of cognitive impairment attributable to drug use: ecstasy use did not decrease mental ability. (2011-02-15)

Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory
Even low doses of Ecstasy may be associated with a decline in language-related memory, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-06-04)

Ecstasy associated with chronic change in brain function
Ecstasy -- the illegal (2011-05-03)

Ecstasy drug produces lasting toxicity in the brain
Recreational use of Ecstasy -- the illegal (2011-12-05)

Women at greater risk of brain-cell damage from long-term ecstasy use
Authors of a Dutch study in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that long-term ecstasy use-especially among women-could have serious negative effects on specific cells in the brain. The study also suggests that the adverse effects of ecstasy use can sometimes be reversed among people who stop using the drug. (2001-11-29)

University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researcher to study street drug ecstasy
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a researcher at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy $1.7 million for a nearly five-year study of the long-term adverse effects of the street drug ecstasy, also known as the (2008-11-14)

'Legal highs,' PMMA and zombie panic
Recent deaths in both Canada and the UK linked to PMA/PMMA in ecstasy pills has brought public scrutiny to this little known drug. (2014-02-18)

Ecstasy affects memory, new international study shows
Regular users of the drug ecstasy are at risk of long-term memory problems, an international study has found. (2004-01-14)

UC researchers awarded federal grant to examine the effects of ecstasy use in young adults
University of Cincinnati researchers will examine genetics and brain imaging as they zero in on ecstasy's affects on the still-developing brains of adolescents and young adults. (2009-10-19)

Ecstasy may be linked to sleep apnea
New research shows that recreational users of the drug known as ecstasy may be at a higher risk for sleep apnea. The study is published in the Dec. 2, 2009, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2009-12-02)

Ecstasy can harm the brains of first-time users
Researchers have discovered that even a small amount of MDMA, better known as ecstasy, can be harmful to the brain, according to the first study to look at the neurotoxic effects of low doses of the recreational drug in new ecstasy users. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. (2006-11-27)

Ecstasy component may help researchers measure brain damage from the drug
Researchers in Spain have isolated for the first time a by-product of the illicit drug Ecstasy that is believed to cause some of the brain damage associated with the drug. They believe their finding will help them measure, with greater precision, the long-term neurotoxicity of Ecstasy in human users. The report will be published in the September issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology, journal of the American Chemical Society. (2001-08-13)

Use of speed and ecstasy linked to teen depression
Secondary schoolkids who use speed and ecstasy seem to be prone to subsequent depression, indicates research of almost 4,000 teens published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2012-04-18)

Reseachers find evidence that prenatal use of ecstasy can cause long-term memory loss and other impairments in offspring
Researchers reported the first evidence that a mother's use of MDMA (ecstasy) during pregnancy may result in specific types of long-term learning and memory impairments in her offspring. (2001-04-29)

A study relates neural damage provoked by ecstasy with ambient temperature at which it is consumed
There exists a direct relationship between the consumption of MDMA, or ecstasy, at a high ambient temperature and an increase in the neural damage which this drug provokes. This was the conclusion of the research carried out by Beatriz Goñi at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Navarra. (2007-08-03)

Cocaine or ecstasy consumption during adolescence increases risk of addiction
Exposure to ecstasy or cocaine during adolescence increases the (2010-02-04)

Burst spinal artery aneurysm linked to Ecstasy use
Taking the street drug Ecstasy could lead to a potentially fatal weakening and rupture of the spinal cord artery, doctors have warned in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. (2014-07-03)

Taking Ecstasy during pregnancy may cause brain damage, behavior problems in babies
Women who take the drug Ecstasy in their first trimester of pregnancy may be putting their unborn child at risk for brain damage, according to a study published in the September issue of the journal Neurotoxicity and Teratology. (2003-08-29)

Ecstasy use depletes brain's serotonin levels
Use of the recreational drug Ecstasy causes a severe reduction in the amount of serotonin in the brain, according to a study in the July 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2000-07-24)

Recreational use of the drug 'Ecstasy' causes new kind of brain damage
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that doses of the popular recreational drug (2002-09-26)

NIDA to host symposium: 'MDMA/Ecstasy research: advances, challenges, future directions'
A scientific conference, hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will feature an array of international experts in the area of Ecstasy research. (2001-07-11)

Knock-out drugs: Narrow window for detection
Drug-facilitated sexual crimes are increasing. The Bonn Institute for Forensic Medicine has recorded that the number of examinations on the use of intoxicants in sexual offenses within their catchment area increased tenfold between 1997 and 2006. In the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International, Burkhard Madea and Frank Musshoff present the modes of action and the detection windows for the most frequent substances. (2009-05-29)

Prior drug use is the greatest predictor of ecstasy use US high school seniors
The study examined a national sample of high school seniors to determine who is currently at high risk for ecstasy use. Although ecstasy use in the US is not as prevalent as in the late 1990s and early 2000s, its use remains popular among adolescents and young adults. (2014-06-24)

Ecstasy may be drug of choice for those trying to cope with lonelienss, study finds
Young people who feel socially isolated may turn to drug use to cope with their loneliness, and new research being presented at the APA Annual Convention indicates ecstasy may be the drug of choice to fulfill their needs. (2002-08-22)

Surge in designer drugs, tainted 'E' poses lethal risks
With up to 10 new designer drugs flooding streets every year, more education is needed to convey risks, especially among youth, say UAlberta researchers. (2014-02-26)

A 'yes' to 1 drug could become 'yes' for other drugs
High school seniors who frown upon the use of drugs are most likely to be female, nonsmokers or hold strong religious beliefs, according to a study by Joseph Palamar of New York University. Palamar examines how teenagers' attitudes toward marijuana influenced their thoughts on the further use of other illicit drugs. The work appears online in the journal Prevention Science, published by Springer. (2013-10-08)

Drug users know their stuff
Drug users are well informed about the harms associated with the drugs they use, and perceive alcohol and tobacco to be amongst the most dangerous substances, according to a survey by UCL and Imperial College London researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that the current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in the UK may need to be revisited. (2009-11-24)

First and only study on harmful effects of infants prenatally exposed to ecstasy
A study led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of East London UK, and Swansea University UK, is the first to show the effects of the drug ecstasy on fetal and infant development. (2012-02-28)

Do recreational drugs make us fail to remember?
Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational drugs, this kind of memory lapse is more common. Their research, which uncovered potential links between memory deficits and cocaine for the first time, appears in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. (2010-02-23)

Illicit drug use may affect sexual function in men
In a study of 1159 males who illicitly used amphetamines, half of participants said drug use had no impact on their sexual functions, while the other half reported impacts such as reduced erectile rigidity and sexual satisfaction, enhanced orgasmic intensity, and delayed ejaculation. (2015-07-06)

Cocaine and ecstasy detected in waters of the L'Albufera in Valencia
The water in the canals and irrigation channels in the L'Albufera Natural Park in Valencia contain cocaine, ecstasy and a further six drugs. This has been confirmed by a study carried out by researchers from the University of Valencia, who have issued a warning about the continued presence of these substances on wildlife and human health. (2010-09-22)

New way to detect ecstasy discovered
While building molecular machines, researchers stumbled upon a new method to detect ecstasy. The discovery can lead to more reliable drug tests. (2017-05-08)

Ecstasy could help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stress learn to deal with their memories more effectively by encouraging a feeling of safety, according to an article in the Journal of Psychopharmacology published today by SAGE. (2009-03-09)

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