A new study conducted by Psychopharmacology and Addiction Research Center (PARC) found that MDMA users have more emotional empathy than other drug users who mainly use such substances of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine.
Over the past couple of years, scientists have made many breakthroughs that have shown us the potential benefits of MDMA for treating mental health problems such as PTSD and alcoholism. Between drug giving to octopus to examine the origins of social behavior and testing its ability to help people gather betrayal and build trust, these potential health benefits of this drug is becoming more clear in every passing study
the latest set of drug trials set to investigate the "long-term effects of entertainment on MDMA use in key social processes".
The study involved 67 drug users: 25 of them took MDMA once a month, 1
The results are contrary to the usual suspicion that moderate, MDMA's long-term use can cause increased social anxiety – a very important search for consideration of its therapeutic purposes. This means that suffering from various mental health disorders can use moderate-to-treat drugs for long periods of time without negatively impacting their feelings of social distress.
It is important to note, however, there is no evidence that MDMA increases human emotional and cognitive empathy over time. It is possible that individuals who participate in this study get MDMA because they are naturally more thoughtful and want to look for the effects of drug drugs. In order to properly test the long-term effects of MDMA and how it increases empathy over time, a new study needs to test its subjects before they start using the drug on a regular basis for an extended time period.
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Learn how first MDMA reached the UK in 1988 here
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