The Null Device

Do you have to be nuts to take Ecstasy?

A new study at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry has found that mental illness precedes Ecstasy use; the study shows that 69% of Ecstasy users had a history of mental problems (as defined in DSM-IV; this includes things like depression and anxiety, not just schizophrenia, psychosis and such); and in 88% of cases, the problems preceded Ecstasy use. Does this mean you'd have to be nuts to be a raver?

(Then again, who isn't at least a little fucked up these days?) (via FmH)

There are 4 comments on "Do you have to be nuts to take Ecstasy?":

Posted by: kstop Tue Dec 17 12:57:44 2002

Self-medication is the best medication.

Posted by: richard Wed Dec 18 00:21:57 2002

Try telling a psych nurse that.

Posted by: kstop Thu Dec 19 17:11:58 2002

Nobody wants a dealer who chooses for you.

Posted by: M. Simon http:// Thu Dec 26 13:27:00 2002


I have been doing some research on addiction. What I have found out is that it is a genetic disease usually triggered by traumatic experiences. Let me know if you would care to discuss this further. I have lots more info than I discuss in my articles.


There are no addicts. Only people in pain.

What we call addiction is self medication for undiagnosed pain. PTSD etc. Heroin Pot Police & PTSD Soldiers Pain Enforcement

M. Simon


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