MDMA is a popular party drug also known as Molly or Ecstasy that affects the brain by increasing the activity of at least three neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers of brain cells): serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. However, by releasing large amounts of serotonin, MDMA causes the brain to become significantly depleted of this important neurotransmitter, contributing to the negative behavioral aftereffects that users often experience for several days after taking MDMA, and can result in the destruction of serotonin-producing neurons in the brain. Studies have shown that some heavy MDMA users experience longlasting confusion, depression, and selective impairment of working memory and attention processes.

Watch this video by AsapSCIENCE that explores MDMA and its potential hazards to the brain.

 

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