Adverse effects of ecstasy (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Adverse effects of Ecstasy

MDMA can produce euphoria, but it can also provoke unexpected or unwelcome side effects. A review of the negative effects of ecstasy here, with a section at the end for your questions or comments.

Adverse effects of MDMA on behavior

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  • agitation
  • attentional dysfunction
  • confused or disoriented behavior
  • decreased fine motor skills
  • exhibits interest in touch
  • impulsiveness
  • mood swings
  • preoccupation

Adverse effects of MDMA on the brain

  • can damage serotonin producing neurons
  • catatonic stupor
  • changes the regulation of mood, aggression and sleep
  • depersonalization

Adverse effects of MDMA on psychology

  • amnesia or memory impairment
  • confusion
  • depression
  • drug craving and compulsion
  • impairment of cognitive, perception, and mental associations
  • insomnia
  • paranoia
  • severe anxiety

Adverse effects of MDMA on sex and sexuality

  • increased libido
  • inhibited orgasm
  • reduces interest in pleasure from sexual intercourse
  • risky sexual behaviors for STDS

Adverse effects of MDMA on body response

  • blurred or double vision
  • dilated pupils
  • dry mouth
  • increased light sensitivity
  • involuntary jaw clenching
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of control of body movements
  • mild visual disturbances
  • sweating
  • uncoordinated gait

Adverse effects of MDMA on general health

  • anxiety
  • disorientation to time and place
  • distorted thinking and memory
  • distortion of perception
  • impaired tracking ability
  • perceptual changes
  • slow reactions
  • subjective excitability

Serious adverse side effects of MDMA

  • convulsions
  • hallucinations
  • pathologically elevated body temperature
  • tachycardia
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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