MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is an illegal drug that affects the mood. Other names for recreational MDMA include ecstasy, X, and Molly.
MDMA is a drug that alters a person’s mood by changing the release of chemicals in the body that affect mood and behavior.
Researchers are currently looking into the effects of pure MDMA on the brain to try to determine whether it could help treat depression.
Here, we look at the effects of MDMA on depression, as well as the potential therapeutic benefits of other recreational drugs. We also discuss the risks of using these drugs as treatments for mental health conditions.