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McCann, Mark and Higgins, Kathryn and Perra, Oliver and McCartan, Claire and McLaughlin, Aisling (2014) Adolescent ecstasy use and depression: cause and effect, or two outcomes of home environment? European Journal of Public Health, 24, (5), pp. 845-850. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku062.

External website: https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/24/5/845/2...

BACKGROUND: This study assessed the association between adolescent ecstasy use and depressive symptoms in adolescence.

CONCLUSIONS: Ecstasy use during adolescence may be associated with poorer mental health; however, this association can be explained by the confounding social influence of family dynamics. These findings could be used to aid effective evidence-based drug policies, which concentrate criminal justice and public health resources on reducing harm.


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