Can MDMA help to cure depression?

It is thought to have 500,000 users in the UK, yet research into MDMA – the main ingredient in ecstasy – has been minimal
The Guardian (UK)
Saturday, September 15, 2012

ecstasyThere is a real concern among many scientists that the government's classification of ecstasy as Class A overstates the danger it poses to society and inhibits important research that could help people suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Another area where MDMA could be useful is in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Scientists believe it could be successful at targeting the part of the brain that causes rumination and repetitive thinking about negative experiences.

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