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Parrott AC, Stuart M.
“Ecstacy (MDMA), amphetamine, and LSD: Comparative mood profiles in recreational polydrug users”.
Human Psychopharmacology Clinical & Experimental. 1997 Sep-Oct;12(5):501-504.
Twenty-one recreational polydrug users (age range: 17-34 years), were recruited into the study using the `snowball' technique (Solowij et al., 1992). All had used MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or `Ecstasy'), LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), and amphetamine, on different occasions. They completed modified Profile of Mood States Questionnaires, to indicate their typical feeling states while on each drug. With three of the POMS factors, MDMA was intermediate between LSD and amphetamine, with feelings of energy, confidence and clearheadedness, highest under amphetamine, lowest on LSD, and intermediate after Ecstasy. However in other respects MDMA's mood profile was more unique, with significantly higher feelings of elation, agreeableness and composure, than the
other two drugs.
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