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The harmful health effects of recreational ecstasy: A systematic review of observational evidence
Project title: The harmful health effects of recreational ecstasy: A systematic review of observational evidence
Call to action: 14/99 HTA Technology Assessment Reports
Research type: Evidence Synthesis
Chief investigator: Mr Gabriel Rogers
Lead Author: Mr Gabriel Rogers
Contractor: University of Exeter
Co-investigators: Dr Ruth Garside.
Started: October 2007 | Status: Published February 2009
Recreational use of ecstasy is associated with long-term deficits in neurocognitive function, particularly verbal memory, but the effect may be small. Ecstasy rarely causes death in isolation but a range of acute harms are reported, in particular hyperthermia and hyponatraemia
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