Here is some information on scientific research done on the effects of Ecstasy and other drugs. After studying the original paper, we write a summary of the research done and then include some comments and interpretations. Where possible, we link to the original On-Line paper.
An important note on this type of research: All this research has been published in professional journals after being peer reviewed. But having said this, research into something as controversial as illict recreational drug use is not always objective as it could be. The researchers generally begin with a hypothesis, that is a 'proposition made on the basis of reasoning'. They then perform some research in order to prove this. Often this can mean skewing things a bit, even being selective about how the research is conducted so that ultimately their hypothesis can be vindicated. However this is not done with cunning evil intent, sometimes it is even sub-conciously done. And quite a lot of this research has been funded by 'War against drugs'-type agencies. So it's easy to shoot down a lot of this work. But despite these shortfallings, it is not false. So we must learn what we can from it, and in the entries that have reviews by us, we try to outline these shortcomings and extract the information that is of value. Remember, Knowledge is Power!
- Dutch Research on Long Term effects of MDMA
Dr. Liesbeth Reneman investigated the effects of dose, gender and long term abstention from MDMA use with respect to it's toxic effects. The results are very interesting.
1st December 2001
- Ecstasy and teeth grinding
'The occurrence of toothwear in users of Ecstasy'
- Ecstasy and brain power
'Working memory deficits in current and previous users of MDMA (ecstasy)'
Here is quite a bit of info on PMA, which has sold as E and can be fatal!
- Ecstasy and malformed babies
- Short term Psychological and cardiovascular effects of MDMA in MDMA-naive healthy volunteers
- "Positron emission tomographic evidence of toxic effect of MDMA on brain serotonin neurons in human beings"
- An article from The Independent, London
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