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Scientists call for EU ecstasy study

Scientists in Spain and Italy are calling on the European Commission to fund a three year study on the use of the drug ecstasy, following research results indicating that ecstasy users could seriously damage their long term mental health. Dr Michael Morgan of Sussex Universit...

Scientists in Spain and Italy are calling on the European Commission to fund a three year study on the use of the drug ecstasy, following research results indicating that ecstasy users could seriously damage their long term mental health. Dr Michael Morgan of Sussex University in the UK has carried out this research, investigating serotonin levels, the body's natural chemical which lifts a person's mood, in the brains of people who regularly take ecstasy. 'It is more neurotoxic to the serotonin system than any other drug we know, and this kind of permanent brain damage is something you don't see with other drugs,' Dr Morgan is reported as having said. 'Ecstasy is one of the most pernicious and damaging drugs available, and at the same time the second most popular drug in use. It's a major issue.the

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