Women are Affected by Ecstasy Differently Than Men
Recent research is showing that the drug ecstasy affects women differently than men. Ecstasy is a synthetic drug and acts a stimulant and a mild hallucinogen.
This drug affects the levels of serotonin; a chemical in the brain. This chemical regulates mood, cognitive functions, and sleep. Users seek out the relaxed and euphoric state, and the heightened feelings of self-acceptance and connection with others.
Ecstasy also produces negative effects like anxiety, depression, and paranoia. With prolonged use, mental functioning and memory difficulties are common.
How Does It Affect Women Differently?
As with all drugs, research is showing that ecstasy affects women differently. Women seem to be more sensitive to the effects when they use the same amount as men, the changes in perception and may also be more intense. Women have also reported having more long term eff