Ecstacy (MDMA) and Parkinsons disease.

Andrew T. Austin slightlynervous at NOSPAMbtinternet.com
Wed Feb 21 22:22:30 EST 2001


Thanks for looking (i`m stuck behind a firewall here).

The chap involved has received a lot of media attention here recently, and
there was a TV program ("Horizon") of which i only caught the last 10
minutes of.

All of this only happened quite recently.

Any other info would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew Austin.


Richard Norman <rsnorman at mediaone.net> wrote in message
news:hw%k6.3861$v_1.336482 at typhoon.mw.mediaone.net...
> A search of the National Library of Medicine -- PubMed at
>      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez
> shows 22,547 hits on the general term "Parkinson's disease",
> 1038 hits on the term "MDMA" and just 3 on the intersection
> of those two sets -- both Parkinson's and MDMA.
>
> None of those three papers even suggested a connection
> between MDMA and a reduction of parkinson symptoms.
> Virtually all of the research is on the rather pervasive
> neurotoxicity of MDMA.
>
> So whatever you are thinking of hasn't hit the medical literature.
>
>
> "Andrew T. Austin" <slightlynervous at NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:971qkb$p2b2 at eccws12.dearborn.ford.com...
> >
> > A chap in the Uk has recently been in the spotlight owing to the
research
> > occuring around his experience with MDMA and the massive reduction of
his
> > parkinonian symptoms.
> >
> > Does anyone have a reference for this please?  ie The researchers
> involved,
> > which research centre, etc.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Andrew "just so no" Austin.
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