Multisystem Processes & Disorders

{"ops":[{"insert":"MDMA (Ecstasy)"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine), better known as \u0022Ecstasy\u0022, is a synthetic drug with psychedelic, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects; it induces a state of euphoria, and increased self-awareness.\n\nMDMA is most closely tied to the underground and party scenes, especially among young adults; a study of US college students conducted in 1988 found that 39% of them had used Ecstasy at least once in the past year.\n\nWhile the drug has also been used therapeutically, as an adjunct to psychotherapy, almost all instances of toxicity are associated with recreational use.\n\nNote also that MDMA is listed as a schedule I controlled substance by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), given the high potential for addiction and abuse.\n"}]}

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