Ecstasy: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA
By: Julie Holland (editor)Paperback
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Use of the drug Ecstasy, once confined to the teen rave scene and college campuses, is exploding across America, from high schools to upscale clubs. Described by users as the most intense euphoria they know and by detractors as a cause of brain damage and even death, Ecstasy has generated unprecedented levels of interest-and misinformation. Written by the world's leading experts on MDMA, Ecstasy: The Complete Guidetakes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and other illnesses; and how to minimize the risk of illicit use. Whether you are a raver, a concerned parent, or a professional wanting the most recent reports on MDMA research, Ecstasy: The Complete Guideprovides the answers you need.
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Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in psycho-pharmacology and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. A recognized expert on street drugs, Dr. Holland has discussed Ecstasy in the Lancet, Harper's, and the Washington Post and has provided expert perspective on the drug for numerous television programs, including the MTV series True Life. Other contributors to the book include Ralph Metzner, author of Maps Consciousness and Green Psychology; Andrew Weil, author of eight books including 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Spontaneous Healing; Douglas Rushkoff, author of Cyberia and Ecstasy Club; Rabbi Zalman Schachter, author of From Age-ing To Sageing; and Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Royalties from the book will be donated to fund clinical MDMA research.
Acknowledgments About this Book Introduction: Medicine for a New Millennium Let X = MDMA 1. The History of MDMA 2. What Does MDMA Feel Like? 3. How MDMA Works in the Brain 4. The Chemistry of MDMA 5. MDMA Myths and Rumors Dispelled 6. The Godparents of MDMA Risks of MDMA Use 7. Medical Risks Associated with MDMA Use 8. Mental Health Problems Associated with MDMA Use 9. Does MDMA Cause Brain Damage? 10. The Legal Status of MDMA Around the World 11. Minimizing Risk in the Dance Community MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy 12. Using MDMA in Healing, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practice 13. Experience with the Interpersonal Psychedelics 14. Clinical Experience with MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Potential Clinical Uses for MDMA 15. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 16. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Depression 17. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Schizophrenia 18. Using MDMA in Alternative Medicine MDMA Research 19. Clinical Research with MDMA: A Worldwide Review 20. Giving MDMA to Human Volunteers in Switzerland 21. Giving MDMA to Human Volunteers in the United States MDMA and Society 22. Ecstasy: Prescription for Cultural Renaissance 23. MDMA and Spirituality 24. MDMA's Promise as a Prescription Medicine Appendices History Timeline - Julie Holland, M.D. Statistics Timeline - Julie Holland, M.D. Table I: Studies of Long-term Behavioral or Functional Changes After MDMA in Animals - Matthew Baggot and John Mendelson, M.D. Table II: Reported Neurofunctional Differences Between Ecstasy Users and Nonusers - Matthew Baggot and John Mendelson, M.D. Table III: Memory Studies of Ecstasy Users vs. Nonusers - Harry Sumnall References Contributors Index
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