• Positive effects of MDMA?!

Positive effects of MDMA?!

Kim Kuypers, PhD
assistant professor of psychopharmacology

Ecstasy is often portrayed as a substance with negative effects and is mainly used in the party scene. Scientists have known for 40 years now that MDMA - the psychoactive substance in ecstasy - can also have positive effects when used in combination with psychotherapy, to combat complaints like anxiety disorders. Kim Kuypers talks about research into these effects and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

Photo: Sensation White, 2008