Ecstasy (Yes, the Club Drug) as a Treatment for Autism?


 

Ecstasy (Yes, the Club Drug) as a Treatment for Autism? – A new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry suggests that MDMA—that’s the club drug, ecstasy—may be used to ‘enhance the psychotherapy of people who struggle to feel connected to others.’ For this reason, it’s suggested that the drug might be used with those who have autism, schizophrenia, or antisocial personality disorder. Researchers do note that ‘these effects have been difficult to measure objectively, and there has been limited research in humans.’ And it’s pretty hard not to look at this latest idea about treating autism with several grains of salt. The new study, Is Ecstasy an “Empathogen”?, was undertaken by University of Chicago researchers and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. According to the lead author, Dr. Gillinder Bedi: “We found that MDMA produced friendliness, playfulness, and loving feelings, even when it was administered to people in a laboratory with little social contact. We also found that MDMA reduced volunteers’ capacity to recognize facial expressions of fear in other people, an effect that may be involved in the increased sociability said to be produced by MDMA.” The study found that the use of MDMA can make others ‘seem more attractive and friendly.’ However, MDMA can also make others seem ‘less threatening, which could increase users’ social risk-taking’—and which could, and would, one might think, pose potentially significant problems for those with psychiatric disorders or individuals on the autism spectrum, who may

 

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24 Responses to Ecstasy (Yes, the Club Drug) as a Treatment for Autism?

  • Blazey Mc says:

    i? remember takin mickey mouses for 6 months back when i was bout 16, never did me any harm tbh. some drugs also have good qualitys, theres a reason it enhances music, it enhances the mind.

  • Kronicilln3ss says:

    Btw the depression does not get any worse or frequent post MDMA I’ve used it for 10 yrs and my lows before I started were constant almost and I wanted to die. Then I tried? this and wow I want2live it’s been 2&1/2 yrs since I’ve even been able to find MDMA and I’m back were I started no better or worse & I binged for 2yrs 3months I did evryday small doses&then each week 2-3x’s a week in that time no effect my shit was clean tho cut w/caffeine only that maybe why dirty can screw u4good

  • Kronicilln3ss says:

    Every single day is a struggle and now my osteo arthritis has taken? my teeth & my psoariatic puts rashes all over and my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis makes it worse each day I degrade so I’m already on max dose pain opiate and need breakthru cuz every movement or lack of hurts plus I got fibromyalgia &depression&anxiety I’m on 3mg Xanax a day&10mg valium 4muscle pain they took me off my soma another great safe med replaced by new1’s that suck don’t work&are deadly FDA heads up it’s ass

  • Kronicilln3ss says:

    …I don’t think that the powers that be want us to ever be happy or feel happy in the constitution it says in the pursuit of happiness well in that chase I’ve found MDMA to be the only thing that ever helped me with my psychological problem&my physical pain&accepting things as they are it let me be closer2ppl like my girl&daughter better then any med ever did plz legalize it globally fuck alchohol they’re rich enuff end? the suffering

  • Kronicilln3ss says:

    I agree 100% but I think that they know that it’s a great medication the reason it’s illegal is alchohol sales plummet when it wasn’t banned so the companies hired lobbyist to make it illegal&the FDA also tested meth labeled as MDMA on rats & put those results in the scientific journal so it’s way safe I feel? like u an overload of info all the time I can’t be round family even lost all friends on top of it my pain depletes my serotonin im a health mess but this stuff helped me a ton I don’t thi

  • sdpd16 says:

    ohh shit they start handing? out mdma to autistic people makes sense as long as it safe

  • Vosh16 says:

    DONT?

  • themostdismal says:

    Yes, I have the same experience with cannabis and MDMA is very different (good). However,? unfortunately much pills sold today don’t contain any real mdma. They’re not necessarily more dangerous but they just don’t work in the same way.

  • downunder420pm says:

    Yeah I got mild ass burgers, I love weed, I? love loving people (I like cuddling and sex and girls in general) I have psychosis from dxm a bit and a really weird synesthesia, but i never tried MDMA, i really want to though. I use to get natural euphoria listening to music (certin types) I listend to one song while a bit high on dank, and it was like emotional euphoria. Im a fucked up person to be honest. I wish that I was normal, im very good with girls , but Im just out of it all the time:/

  • Fonzerrellie69 says:

    and yes I have my own severe chemical imbalances and meditations/breathing has always helped keep me balanced during the bad times, then learning and understanding my own illness has helped me stay balanced longer… but I do lead a closed off life and have been told that mdma might bring me out of my “shell”
    but I don’t know if there’s a chance it will permanently mess up my serotonin levels making my depression and anxiety even worse then it’s not? worth the risk. i”d need more research

  • Fonzerrellie69 says:

    I guess what I’m getting at is I’ve read that people with extreme chemical imbalances can be permanently affected with even worse depressions and anxieties than they started out with… making they’re life with aspies that? much harder when their not in the euphoric state on the drug with the over stimulant of the rave.

    it sounds like her lows have gotten a lot worse and frequent since she did mdma for the first time years ago… I’m worried for my friend

  • Fonzerrellie69 says:

    I agree with the meditation, I don’t do it enough but if I feel a panic? attack I use the techniques I’ve learnt to calm them….

    I”m friends with someone who has really bad asperger’s and she claims mdma was one of the best thing’s she ever took to help her break out of her shell… she recently went through a long period of ups and downs losing jobs and such with the same tales of greatness and self indulgence (not making fun) then she went into a shut down period for the last 4 mths

  • Ducksongstoned says:

    I still haven’t got any links to getting some MDMA yet.?

  • 0ct0parr0t says:

    trust me, cocaine is something you DONT want to start doing, just? stick to MDMA every month or so

  • Ducksongstoned says:

    I’d give MDMA a try.
    Just two days ago I tried like 20 dollars worth of cocaine and I was very worried I’ll get a bad reaction when in fact I had felt like my anxiety level has been reduced a lot and after I snorted? the Coke I felt really happy within seconds.
    No anxiety at all from the coke but I smoked a some decent quailty marijuana and I started to feel a bit anxious.

  • 0ct0parr0t says:

    try it. if it works it works, if it doesnt, it doesnt. I have aspergers aswell and it has been a god send. after? taking it just the once, i asure you it WONT make you paraniod at all, but it does have a ‘come down’ which a cup of tea will sort out nicely.
    hope that helps.

  • seereal12345 says:

    just the fact that you have a tv on saids a lot to me?

  • wooger9375 says:

    What do you mean ‘Do you have a degree on the wall?’ wtf has that got to do with anything?!

    and please if you think taking all these drugs is good for this guy then you are as delusional? as he is.

  • smilingfaces201 says:

    yes of course this is true. the trueth in this is…Does the interaction make it more helpful or farmfull? If? your shy and reserved and you drink to break down the walls… then read people wrong or put yourselve in a bad situation because of bad judgement not so good. It also goes the othe way. I believe it’s a good idea to have educated advice.

  • smilingfaces201 says:

    wow. do you have a degree on the? wall. I think not. if he seems weird or retarded to you maybe google what Aspergers is. This is a struggle of human relations, contact, reading peoples signals,and connecting.
    this is very difficult for them to connect. Please show empathy, kindness and concideration. bad spelling. message is true to heart

  • wooger9375 says:

    This guy is faking nobody is really? this weird and retarded.

  • HARDCORESTOMPER2010 says:

    just imagine having what u get on weed and other drugs but every day ur powers are increasing and your body is flowing with energy,if u need any help let me know and if youve got facebook email? me and i will add ya and we can have a proper chat,it would be cool to talk to someone with my condition,all the people i know dont have aspergers and half of them dont understand whats its like for us,

  • HARDCORESTOMPER2010 says:

    when you meditate u wont need much drugs to cope with ur aspergers because you will have the abilty? to cope without,because meditation slows your heart rate down to virtually nothing even when u take a drug and i still do drugs but and i meditate every day for two hours solid,it also stops you aging,so u dont grow old its mental 2 think by meditating and relaxing ur body you can stop the aging process,have a read up about it mate and let me know how you get on :):) and i will insist anytime

  • HARDCORESTOMPER2010 says:

    i used to take so many drugs mate? for ten years now i dont need to take so much,have a look on google,com about opening the seven chakras and then learn about meditation,i have aspergers as you know and i did find life a big struggle before but now everything is going well because i meditate daily,mdma does make u more confident and everything but all drugs make u have a rapid heartrate i used to be a big pillhead back in the day but mdma is the safest,when uve meditated u wont need any drug

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