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Patterns of memory dysfunction in current and 2-year abstinent MDMA users

Ward, Jeffrey; Hall, Kate; Haslam, Catherine


The popular recreational drug MDMA or "ecstasy" is a selective serotonin neurotoxin in many species and has been found to be associated with memory dysfunction in human beings. Recent studies suggest that this impairment persists after cessation of use for periods up to at least one year. However, there is no clear indication as yet concerning which stage of memory processing is impaired as a result of MDMA use. In the current study, 31 current MDMA users and 30 MDMA users who had been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
DOI: 10.1080/13803390490918174


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