No Brain Damage from Ecstasy
Written by The Huffington Post
Ecstasy is most commonly associated with the 1980s and 90s rave scene—all-night dance complete with strobe lights and glow sticks to enhance the drug’s effect. Ecstasy’s symptoms include a feeling of euphoria, a heightened sense of intimacy and pleasure, and decreased anxiety. Negative side effects include blurred vision, and in rare cases overdoses can be fatal.
The common understanding, and certainly the argument from the anti-drug camp, has been that ecstasy can cause memory loss, pose a serious brain damage risk, and have long-lasting effects on behavior.