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Old 09-23-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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I'd like to start by saying that I have no idea how much of the information in this article is old news as I have no idea how much of this research is public knowledge in the US. So if it's just a rehash of what people already know I appologise.

I feel this is one of the better articles I have read in recent times and I thought it worth sharing.

Can MDMA help to cure depression? | Society | The Observer
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The patient sits on a hospital gurney. The doctor asks how she feels, takes her blood pressure and gives her a capsule to swallow. She is then led to a brain scanner that resembles a giant washing machine, and she lies in front of it before it sucks her in. Doctors study a series of vivid images of her head and brain, looking for activity before she is allowed to leave the scanner. The patient is asked who she would like to have with her at this moment. She replies: "My husband."
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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I experimented with Estacy once in my younger years - 1999, to be exact, and found the experience whilst under the effect of the drug very fun and pleasurable (save for dry mouth and uncontrollable urge to grind my teeth), it was the period afterwards that made me resolve to never try it again.

I felt hungover for about a week - slow and sluggish, with sleep disturbances, alterations in my thinking (I felt slow, had difficulty at times in forming coherent sentences, losing words, experiencing pauses in conversations as I tried to find the correct or lost my train of thought).

I certainly experienced a lot of these adverse effects:

MDMA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"A slang term given to the depressive period following MDMA consumption is Tuesday Blues (or "Suicide Tuesday"), referring to the low mood that can be experienced midweek by depleted serotonin levels following weekend MDMA use. Some users report that consuming 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan and vitamins the day after use can reduce the depressive effect by replenishing serotonin levels (magnesium supplements are also used prior to or during use).[36]"
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:44 AM
 
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Doubt it.
In the 1960s, researchers were giving LSD to alcoholics and so forth. Now, the hallucinogenic experience might be fascinating or terrifying or somewhere else or in-between, but it does not treat depression.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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very interesting Baldrick, hopefully it will prove to be a help to those in need.
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