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MDMA: Neurohormonal, Neurocognitive, and Psychobiological Aspects of Recreational Ecstasy


Parrott, AC and Broadbear, J and Bruno, RB and Degenhardt, L and Morefield, K and Scholey, AB, MDMA: Neurohormonal, Neurocognitive, and Psychobiological Aspects of Recreational Ecstasy, The Open Addiction Journal, 2 pp. 24-27. ISSN 1874-9410 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.2174/1874941000902010024


This Ecstasy/MDMA symposium was held at the Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Hobart, Tasmania, in September 2008. The Australian government has been funding research into MDMA for many years, and hence there are several Australian groups at the forefront of international research in this field. Included in the studies reported here, were collaborations with universities from other countries. The main focus was on human studies, although animal psychopharmacology findings were also presented. The topics covered within this half-day symposium included Ecstasy dependence, the problems reported by recreational users, the influence of other psychoactive drugs, the Internet as a research tool, the contributory role of neurohormones such as oxytocin and cortisol, and the energetic stress model for recreational Ecstasy/MDMA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bruno, RB (Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno)
ID Code:60032
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-01-06
Last Modified:2011-07-28

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