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Ecstasy (MDMA) dependence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10080038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is generally described as non-addictive. However, this report describes three cases in which criteria for dependence were met. A wider understanding that MDMA can be addictive in rare cases is important as very heavy use may cause lasting neuronal changes. This risk could be reduced with effective identification and treatment of dependent persons. In one case dependence was linked with self-medication of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
K L Jansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and alcohol dependence     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0376-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-06     Completed Date:  1999-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513587     Medline TA:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hallucinogens / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Seizures / chemically induced
Self Medication
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / drug therapy
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hallucinogens; 42542-10-9/N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine

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