MDMA (Ecstasy) precipitation of panic disorder

Stefano Pallanti, Donatella Mazzi

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The authors describe three patients whose panic disorder began during recreational use of MDMA (Ecstasy) and was subsequently complicated by agoraphobic avoidance that continued autonomously after cessation of the drug. Their panic disorder responded well to serotoninergic antidepressant drugs. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


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