Thursday, 24th August 2017

Ecstasy

Research articles about the effects of Ecstasy.

Effects of Ephedrine

 

Ephedrine is a central and sympathetic nervous system stimulant, and commonly used as a decongestant in cold remedies, and less frequently in treatment of obesity. asthma, energy/sexual enhancement, and euphoria

The stimulant effects of ephedrine fall mid-way between those of caffeine and amphetamine. These include alertness, energy, and exercise tolerance, increased heart rate and raised body temperature.

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Ecstasy and Sex

 

Ecstasy is often described as an "entheogenic" drug, giving the user greater empathy and closeness to fellow users. However, this increase in intimacy between users does not normally translate into overtly sexual activity.

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Therapeutic uses of Ecstasy

 

MDMA was originally developed as a pharmaceutical product, patented in 1913 by Merck as a slimming product, but never marketed.

 

Ecstasy resurfaced in the 1980s as a tool in experimental psychotherapy, particularly in resolving relationship and marital difficulties, before the drug was declared illegal in the USA following an increase in recreational use.

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Ecstasy and Driving

Ecstasy and related drugs (phenethylamines) are stimulant drugs chemically related to amphetamine, but with other psychoactive (entheogenic) properties affecting mood.

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Ecstasy & Aggression/Violence

 

One might expect drugs of the ecstasy-type which increase central nervous system stimulant neurotransimtters such as noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin to increase aggressive behaviour.

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