[MDMA ("Ecstasy")--a dangerous drug or psychotherapeutic drug?]

Nervenarzt. 1994 Nov;65(11):802-5.
[Article in German]


Abuse of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is increasing, as is the number of deaths associated with "ecstasy". The history, effects and side effects of this controversial psychotropic substance are presented. Its relevance for clinical practice is shown.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Humans
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine / adverse effects*
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine / therapeutic use
  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / etiology*


  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine