My answer to Is there a link between ecstasy/MDMA and Parkinson’s Disease?
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
Yes, like most narcotics (addicting drugs/meds).
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy (E), is a used primarily as a . Desired effects of MDMA include increased , , and heightened sensations. When taken by mouth, effects begin after 30–45 minutes and last 3–6 hours. It is also sometimes or smoked. As of 2016, MDMA has no accepted .
Adverse effects of MDMA use include, memory problems, , difficulty sleeping, , blurred vision, sweating, and a . Use may also lead to depression and fatigue. Deaths have been reported due to increased body temperature and dehydration. MDMA and of the , , and in parts of the brain. It has and effects. The initial increase is followed by a short-term decrease in the neurotransmitters. MDMA belongs to the and .