Medicine/Healing

New study suggests mild, long-term MDMA use doesn’t damage normal social functioning

“Importantly this study suggests that MDMA may be used safely as a treatment without side effects on these crucial social processes”, says Celia Morgan, senior author on the new research.

There are undoubtedly limitations to this kind of research – relying on self-reported recreational drug use certainly results in a lack of control over product purity, for example. As the researchers do fairly note, there is no way to understand at this point whether MDMA simply appeals to more empathetic recreational drug users, as opposed to actually increasing a person’s inherent empathy. However, the research does add to a growing body of evidence suggesting the drug does not result in long-term damage to psychosocial functioning, which is something that is vital to establish if it is ultimately going to move into common clinical uses.

Original Article (New Atlas):
New study suggests mild, long-term MDMA use doesn’t damage normal social functioning
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