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The Love Drug
Marching to the Beat of Ecstasy
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Author(s) :
Richard S. Cohen
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
1998(pb,1st ed,vg+)
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Haworth Medical Press
In The Love Drug: Marching to the Beat of Ecstasy, you'll follow the streak of popularity the compound MDMA, or "Ecstasy", has left behind, all the way from its initial patent to its present-day use as a recreational substance at social gatherings--the all-night-to-early-morning parties known as "raves."

"Cohen has synthesized the history and physiology of MDMA, 'Ecstasy,' and come up with a fascinating and compelling story. This book is devoid of the usual bias and presents rather the fascinating and intriguing story that surrounds Ecstasy. It combines a good story with what is known of the science of the drug."
-- David M. McDowell, MD. Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York.

"A well-referenced and scholarly review for health professionals."
-- Mark S. Gold, MD, Brain Institute, University of Florida

"A readable and interesting contribution to the psychopharmacology literature and should appeal to a wide audience, dealing as it does with a variety of aspects of MDMA, including a history of it suse, possible mechanisms of its action, legal implications, its use in psychotherapy and recreationally, and its potentially dangerous adverse effects."
-- Glen B. Baker, PhD, Professor and Co-Director, Neurochemical Research Unit, Dept of Psychiatry, Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre.