Tablets often contain substances in addition to, or instead of, ecstasy..

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.423b (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:423
  1. Adam R Winstock,
  2. Leslie A King
  1. Registrar in psychiatry Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 9RS
  2. Head Drugs Intelligence Laboratory, Forensic Science Service, Aldermaston, Reading RG7 4PN

    EDITOR,—A Richard Green and Guy M Goodwin emphasise the potential long term neurotoxicity associated with the use of ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine).1 Small studies of clinical populations have already given a clue to the possible functional impact of this drug on the human nervous system by showing a wide range of psychopathology associated with its short term ingestion.2 3 They also point out that people who metabolise the drug quickly, although perhaps protected from acute toxicity (some of which will no doubt …

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