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MDMA may suppress paranoia

Christian Holscher CHOLSCHR at TCD.IE
Fri Feb 21 06:34:55 EST 1997


In article <33032256.3572755 at news.twics.com>, cyrano at beehive.twics.com
(Claude de Contrecoeur*) wrote:
>
     <snip>

> One of a consequence of this hypothesis was that gamma-hydroxybutyrate
> and MDMA may,possibly,be anti-paranoid agents.
> 
> Recently I got a report,as stated,which may confirm this:one patient
> who was completely asocial,destructive and paranoid and labeled as a
> tretament-resistant schizophrenic(he did not respond to conventional
> neuroleptics or even to Risperidone)reported a dramatic change in his
> personality with MDMA.
> 
> He reported to me that he discovered "love" wth MDMA and that it
> helped a lot in changing his asocial behaviour.
> What is more remarkable is that he reports "instant" suppression of
> his paranoia while under MDMA.
> 
> This is in line with what I hypothesised.But what is more important is
> that this case could open a new avenue of research in the
> understanding and the treatment of paranoia.
> 
> If MDMA is indeed superior to clozapine or olanzapine in suppressing
> paranoid states we could have here completely new ways of treating
> this disorder.
> 
> Cl. January 1997


MDMA as an agent against paranoia? The author appears to have missed that
MDMA can produce paranoida on its own, having hallucinogic properties.
Maybe the gentleman took a fair aliquot of MDMA himself?

 Christian Holscher

-- 
Christian Holscher, PhD
Trinity College Dublin
Dept. Pharmacol. & Therapeutics



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