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Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Review of the Risks and Benefits of MDMA

Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Review of the Risks and Benefits of MDMA
Editor, Julie Holland, MD
To be published by Inner Traditions.

Due out in August 2001, this looks to be a fascinating and thorough study of current thinking on MDMA and its potential clinical applications in psychiatry. Among the many distinguished contributors to the book are Sasha and Ann Shulgin, Ralph Metzner, Charles Grob, Myron Stolaroff and Rick Doblin (see the full chapter list below).

You can find out more about Ecstasy: The Complete Guide on the book's website and read the following sample chapters:

Ralph Metzner, PhD: Using MDMA in Healing, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice
Douglas Rushkoff: E: Prescription for Cultural Renaissance
Karl Jansen, MD: Mental Health Problems Associated with MDMA Use
Mark Kleiman: Regulatory Choices for MDMA: A Risk/Benefit Analysis

Chapter list

Julie Holland, MD Medicine for the New Millennium

Let X = MDMA

Julie Holland, MD: The History of MDMA
Gary Bravo, MD: What Does MDMA Feel Like?
Kit Bonson, PhD and Jessica Malberg, PhD: How MDMA Works In The Brain
David Nichols, PhD: The Chemistry of MDMA
Julie Holland, MD: MDMA Myths and Rumors Dispelled
Interview with Ann & Sasha Shulgin: The "Godparents of MDMA"

Risks of MDMA Use

John Henry, MD and Joe Rella, MD: Medical Risks Associated with MDMA Use
Karl Jansen, MD: Mental Health Problems Associated with MDMA Use
Matthew Baggot: Does MDMA Cause Brain Damage?
Julie Holland, MD: The Legal Status of MDMA Around the World
Interview with Emanual Sferios: Minimizing Risk in the Dance Community

Potential Clinical Uses for MDMA

Josť Carlos Bouso Saiz: Using MDMA in the Treatment of Post-Trauamatic Stress Disorder
June Riedlinger, R.Ph., Pharm. D. and Michael Montagne, PhD: Using MDMA in the Treatment of Depression
Julie Holland, MD: Using MDMA in the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Interview with Andrew Weil, MD: Using MDMA in Alternative Medicine

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ralph Metzner, PhD: Using MDMA in Healing, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice
Claudio Naranjo, MD: Experience With The Interpersonal Psychedelics
Interview with George Greer, MD: Clinical Experience with MDMA- Assisted Psychotherapy

MDMA Research

Andrew Kleiman, MD and Julie Holland, MD: Clinical MDMA Research: A Worldwide Review
Franz Vollenweider, MD and Alex Gamma: Giving MDMA to Human Volunteers in Switzerland
Interview with Charles Grob, MD: Giving MDMA To Human Volunteers in the USA

MDMA And Society

Douglas Rushkoff: E: Prescription for Cultural Renaissance
Interview with Rabbi Zalman Schacter: MDMA and Spirituality
Interview with Rick Doblin, PhD: Turning MDMA into a Prescription Medicine

Appendix

History Timeline - Julie Holland, MD
Statistics Timeline - Julie Holland, MD
Animal Studies with MDMA - Matthew Baggot
Studies of Ecstasy Users vs. Nonusers - Matthew Baggot
Memory Studies of Ecstasy Users vs. Nonusers - Harry Sumnall