Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA

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Julie Holland
Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Aug 1, 2001 - Medical - 454 pages
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• The world's leading experts on Ecstasy assess its therapeutic potential, social implications, and the dangers of unsupervised use.

• Includes chapters by Andrew Weil, Ralph Metzner, Douglas Rushkoff, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Rick Doblin, and others.

• An ideal guide for parents and educators seeking a credible source of information.

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 Guide takes 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 Guide provides the answers you need.
  

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Everything you can possibly know about Ecstasy. I recommend this book to anyone out there who seeks information about it. 5stars, it was dry of course, and i did skip some parts mostly the chemical ones because i dont understand nothin' bout em :) Read full review

Contents

THE HISTORY OF MDMA
11
WMT DOES MDMA FEEL LIKE?
21
HOW MDMA WORKS IN THE BRAIN
29
THE CHEMISTRY OF MDMA
39
MDMA MYTHS AND RUMORS DISPELLED
54
THE GODPARENTS OF MDMA An Interview with Ann and Sasha Shulgin
58
RISKS OF MDMA USE
67
MEDICAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MDMA USE
71
USING MDMA IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
261
USING MDMA IN THE TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
273
USING MDMA IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
286
MDMA RESEARCH
293
CLINICAL RESEARCH WITH MDMA A WORLDWIDE REVIEW
297
GIVING MDMA TO HUMAN VOLUNTEERS IN SWITZERLAND
317
GIVING MDMA TO HUMAN VOLUNTEERS IN THE UNITED STATES
328
MDMA AND SOCIETY
345

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MDMA USE
87
DOES MDMA CAUSE BRAINDAMAGE?
110
THE LEGAL STATUS OF AROUND THE WORLD
146
MINIMIZING RISK IN THE DANCE COMMUNITY An Interview with Emanuel Sferios
159
MDMAASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
177
USING MDMA IN HEALING PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
182
EXPERIENCE WITH THE INTERPERSONAL PSYCHEDELICS
208
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH MDMAASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
222
POTENTIAL CLINICAL USES FOR MDMA
243
USING MDMA IN THE TREATMENT OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
248
ECSTASY PRESCRIPTION FOR CULTURAL RENAISSANCE
350
MDMA AND SPIRITMLITY An Interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter
358
MDMAS PROMISE AS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE An Interview with Rick Doblin PhD
369
APPENDICES
387
HISTORY TIMELINE
388
STATISTICS TIMELINE
392
REFERENCES
405
CONTRIBUTORS
443
INDEX
448
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Ecstasy: The Complete Guide
A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA

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
Statistics Timeline
Table I: Studies of Long-term Behavioral or Functional Changes After MDMA in Animals
Table II: Reported Neurofunctional Differences Between Ecstasy Users and Nonusers
Table III: Memory Studies of Ecstasy Users vs. Nonusers
References 
Contributors
Index

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