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Psychiatric sequelae of MDMA (ecstasy) and related drugs

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Geraldine Cassidy
Affiliation:
St. Margaret's Hospital, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7EZ, England
Clive G Ballard
Affiliation:
University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham, B15 2QZ, England

Abstract

Two cases of psychiatric disorder temporally related to the abuse of hallucinogenic amphetamines 3, 4 methylenedi-oxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) and methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) are described, suggesting that a variety of psychiatric morbidity may be precipitated by abuse of these drugs, including paranoid psychosis, mixed affective psychosis and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.

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