MDMA enhances emotional empathy and prosocial behavior

CM Hysek, Y Schmid, LD Simmler… - Social cognitive and …, 2014 -

Author(s): Linda Simmler

Focus: MDMA


Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA,'ecstasy') releases serotonin and norepinephrine. MDMA is reported to produce empathogenic and prosocial feelings. It is unknown whether MDMA in fact alters empathic concern and prosocial behavior. We …

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