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Drugs and Memory

There has been much debate and discussion about whether or not ecstasy causes memory impairment. Most studies prove that it does. In this section, you will find nine articles dedicated to this topic. Following, are the articles titles as well as small synopsis of what is covered in this section.

Ecstacy Studies

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

A number of research studies have proven that ecstasy use can cause brain damage, particularly memory loss. Serotonin axons are destroyed even when only small amounts of ecstasy is used. Some studies have shown that this damage can occur even after one use. In this section you will find information about two studies done on the subject.

Study 1
Two tests were administered to each group. One was called the River Mead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT) and the othe...

Ecstacy Safety Tips

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Ecstasy use is risky for a number of reasons. Individuals may end up purchasing what they believe to be ecstasy and in fact is not. The drug can become psychologically addicting, death is possible and there is always the chance that a person will have a bad trip. One of the biggest dangers to ecstasy users is the possibility that what they receive is mixed with some other type of drug unbeknownst to them.

This can pose a problem if an individual mixes what they believe to ...

Neurotoxicity and Ecstasy

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Is Ecstasy "Neurotoxic"?

There is some evidence that ecstasy may be neurotoxic. Studies on animals, particularly monkeys, have found that those given large amounts of ecstasy experienced damage to the serotonin axons. These axons or transmitters were found to be destroyed soon after the ecstasy was used. This was also found to be true when the monkeys were given small frequent doses.

Serotonin is responsible for a number of very important bodily functions. It con...

Scientific Study 1

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

The Ecstasy and Memory Connection
A 1998 study of 150 MDMA users was done to determine whether or not ecstasy use had a negative impact on memory. These individuals sought help at the Drug Addiction Centre in the city of Padua, Italy mostly for mental health issues related to their drug use. The participants had a history of drug use beyond MDMA. There were reported usage of drugs such as marijuana, various op...

Scientific Study 2

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

The Ecstasy and Memory Connection
A study done by Thelma Schilt, M.Sc., from the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands found that even the use of small amounts of ecstasy could result in impaired memory, especially verbal memory. Schilt worked with 188 young volunteers, who were on average in their early twenties. These individuals had never used ecstasy ...

Memory and Ecstasy Connection

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

There has been much said in regards to ecstasy use and its negative affect on memory. Most of the studies conclude that ecstasy use can result in memory impairment. Some even suggest that this can occur after only one usage. Though there is some debate on the latter point, few would argue that ecstasy has no negative impact on memory.

However, there are some difficulties in establishing whether or not ecstasy alone is responsible for memory impairment. Some experts sugges...

Ecstasy and Memory

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

There has been much debate and discussion about whether or not ecstasy causes memory impairment. Most studies prove that it does. In this section, you will find nine articles dedicated to this topic. Following, are the articles titles as well as small synopsis of what is covered in this section.

Will Ecstasy Use Negatively Impact Memory?

This article discusses the connection between ecstasy use and memory impairment. PET scans of the brains of ecs...

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