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Brain serotonin transporter binding in former users of MDMA ('ecstasy').

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BACKGROUND: Animal experimental studies have prompted concerns that widespread use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; 'ecstasy') by young people may pose a major public health problem in terms of persistent serotonin neurotoxicity. AIMS: To determine the status of brain serotonin neurons in a group of abstinent MDMA users. METHOD: We assessed the integrity of brain serotonin neurons by measuring serotonin transporter (SERT) binding using positron emission tomography (PET) and [(11)C...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.108.050344

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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
194
Issue:
4
Pages:
355-359
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:b6eb105c-4cfe-4531-b03a-e773b433dae3
Source identifiers:
139718
Local pid:
pubs:139718

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