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The use of MDMA ('ecstasy') is common among young people in Western countries. Animal models of MDMA toxicity suggest a loss of serotonergic neurons, and potentially implicate in the development of significant psychiatric morbidity in humans.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

07/1999

Volume

175

Pages

63 - 69

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Carrier Proteins, Case-Control Studies, Cerebral Cortex, Cross-Sectional Studies, Humans, Male, Membrane Glycoproteins, Membrane Transport Proteins, N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, Nerve Tissue Proteins, Psychomotor Performance, Serotonin Agents, Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon