Lutz Wartberg's research while affiliated with Medical School Hamburg and other places

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Trajectories of internalizing disorders and behavioral addictions are still largely unknown. Research shows that both disorders are highly comorbid. Previous longitudinal studies have focused on associations between internalizing disorders and behavioral addictions using screening instruments. Our aim was to develop and examine a theory-based model...
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Partner phubbing (Pphubbing) means snubbing a romantic partner by using one's smartphone in his or her presence. Pphubbing behavior has been predicted by characteristics such as neuroticism or attachment insecurity and has been associated with lower relationship satisfaction. Little is known about the influence of Pphubbing in long-term couples. We...
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Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been included in the DSM-5 as a diagnosis for further study, and Gaming Disorder as a new diagnosis in the ICD-11. Nonetheless, little is known about the clinical prevalence of IGD in children and adolescents. Additionally, it is unclear if patients with IGD are already identified in routine psychotherapy, using t...
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Objective: The problematic use of computer games was included in the DSM-5 and in the ICD-11. Initial research revealed associations between problematic gaming (PG) and quality of life (QoL). However, clarification is needed concerning which dimensions of the multidimensional construct QoL are particularly relevant for PG. Method: To answer this qu...
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Alcohol consumption in adolescence is widespread. Several studies have investigated alcohol use in minors and its consequences in adulthood, but prospective findings on psychosocial predictors for problematic alcohol use (PAU) already in youth are still limited. Next to genetic aspects, psychosocial predictors appear to be particularly relevant. Th...
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Background Social media use is widespread among minors. Already children and adolescents can be affected by a problematic social media use (PSMU). Deficits in emotion regulation are becoming increasingly important as an explanation for psychological strain. In the present study, associations between different facets of emotion regulation and PSMU i...
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Adolescents frequently show risky behavior, and these problematic behavior patterns often do not occur in isolation, but together. Problematic alcohol use is widespread among youth, as is problematic use of the Internet and of specific online applications (video games or social media). However, there is still a lack of findings for minors regarding...
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Zusammenfassung. Unter der Bezeichnung Medienbezogene Störungen (MBS) wird sowohl eine problematische Nutzung des Internets und bestimmter Endgeräte generell als auch ein problematischer Gebrauch bestimmter Anwendungen zusammengefasst. Im Kindes- und Jugendalter kommen hierbei den Anwendungen Computerspiele und Soziale Netzwerke die größte Bedeutun...
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Problematic gaming (PG) has been included in the DSM-5 and ICD-11. But, it is still controversially discussed, if problematic (online-) gaming is a subtype of problematic Internet use (PIU) or if both behavior patterns should be distinguished. In joint samples, the relationships between PIU and PG and correlates have so far only been investigated i...
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Die Bedeutung der Medienerziehung und familialer Aspekte für problematischen Internetgebrauch im Jugendalter wurde bislang vor allem im Querschnitt untersucht. Zentrales Ziel der Studie „Verläufe exzessiver Internetnutzung in Familien“ (VEIF) ist es, diese Zusammenhänge quantitativ im Längsschnitt zu analysieren. Dazu wurden zu drei Messzeitpunkten...
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Background Problematic use of computer games was incorporated in the DSM-5 (so-called Internet Gaming Disorder, IGD) and the ICD-11. Knowledge on problematic social media use (PSMU) is scarcer. This is the first study that investigates both IGD and PSMU in a representative sample. Methods A sample of 1001 German 12- to 17-year olds (483 girls, 518...
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In 2013, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was incorporated in the DSM-5. In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the inclusion of the new diagnosis "Gaming disorder" in the ICD-11. Both IGD and Gaming disorder refer to a problematic use of video games. Yet, IGD has thus far only been assessed by self-ratings, while external ratings hav...
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Children of substance‐abusing parents (COS) are at risk for developing psychosocial problems. We evaluated the effectiveness of the manualized, 9‐session psycho‐educational preventive intervention “TRAMPOLINE” (PE) for 8–12‐year‐old COS compared with a non‐educational “fun and play” group (NE) of equal length delivered by social workers in 27 Germa...
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Background Early and excessive alcohol use is a significant threat to healthy development. Evidence supports the effectiveness of electronic alcohol interventions for young drinkers. However, effects are typically small and studies targeting under 18-year-olds are scarce. This trial is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of a single-session, br...
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Background: Alcohol use in youth is regarded as an important public health concern and in a recent survey in 35 European countries, every third student reported heavy episodic drinking. While prevalence estimates for problem drinking in adults from representative population samples are available, corresponding numbers for adolescents in Germany ar...
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Background: In this study, we determined the current prevalence of depressive symptoms in adolescents in Germany. Methods: A sample of 1001 adolescents aged 12 to 17 that was representative for Germany was surveyed in August and September 2017 through telephone interviews about depressive symptoms in the two weeks leading up to the interview and...
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Internet Use Disorder (IUD) affects numerous adolescents worldwide, and (Internet) Gaming Disorder, a specific subtype of IUD, has recently been included in DSM-5 and ICD-11. Epidemiological studies have identified prevalence rates up to 5.7% among adolescents in Germany. However, little is known about the risk development during adolescence and it...
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Background In 2013, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was incorporated in the current version of the DSM-5. IGD refers to a problematic use of video games. Longitudinal studies on the etiology of IGD are lacking. Furthermore, it is currently unclear to which extent associated psychopathological problems are causes or consequences of IGD. In the presen...
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Interrelations Between Adolescent Problematic Internet Use and Parental Internet Mediation Everyday life of adolescents and their parents is increasingly characterized by digital media usage (also referred to as "process of mediatization"). In the current study, associations between problematic Internet use of the adolescents (as a possible consequ...
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Everyday life of adolescents and their parents is increasingly characterized by digital media usage (also referred to as “process of mediatization”). In the current study, associations between problematic Internet use of the adolescents (as a possible consequence of the process of mediatization) and parental media education were explored. For this...
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Zusammenfassung. Hintergrund: Internetbezogene Störungen stellen ein noch junges Forschungsgebiet dar. Das gilt insbesondere auch für den Bereich der Prävention und Frühintervention. Methode: Eine Expertengruppe hat auf Initiative der Drogenbeauftragten, Frau Marlene Mortler, für den Drogen-und Suchtrat der Bundesregierung Empfehlungen hinsichtlich...
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Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been included in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5). In the present study, the relationship among social support, friends only known through the Internet, health-related quality of life, and IGD in adolescence was explored for the first time. For...
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Background: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is the problematic use of computer games (whether online or offline) Its prevalence throughout Germany among children, adolescents, and young adults has not yet been estimated. Methods: A representative sample of 1531 12- to 25-yearolds in Germany was studied in September 2016 with a standardized instru...
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The Young Diagnostic Questionnaire (YDQ) is the most frequently used unidimensional measure to assess pathological Internet use. To date, investigations on the factorial validity of the YDQ using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are not available in the scientific literature. Empirical findings on the psychometric properties of the German transla...
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Background: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Currently, associations between IGD in early adolescence and mental health are largely unexplained. In the present study, the relation of IGD with adolescent and parental mental health was investigated for the first ti...
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Background High prevalence estimates for adolescent problematic Internet use have been reported. The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of adolescent problematic Internet use first-time based on parental assessment instead of adolescents' ratings and additionally, to identify familial correlates. Methods We investigated...
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Objectives: The proportion of children and adolescents receiving emergency care for acute alcohol intoxication (AAI) in Germany has sharply increased over the past years. Despite this, no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have studied guideline- and evidence-based interventions to prevent future alcohol misuse within this population. The objecti...
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Zusammenfassung Jedes Jahr wird eine substanzielle Anzahl von Jugendlichen in Deutschland wegen einer aku-ten Alkoholintoxikation in der Notaufnahme behandelt. Es liegen allerdings nur wenige Stu-dien vor, die betroffene Jugendliche naher hinsichtlich psychosozialer, suchtpsychiatrischer und psychopathologischer Aspekte beschreiben. In der vorliege...
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Zusammenfassung Kurzinterventionen werden haufig als Masnahme zur Pravention und Fruhintervention bei riskantem Alkoholkonsum empfohlen. Die Evidenz fur ihre Wirksamkeit, insbesondere fur Kinder und Jugendliche, ist jedoch heterogen. Die Untersuchung von Berater/innen- und Interventionsvariablen kann wichtige Erkenntnisse zu Wirkmechanismen von Kur...
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Objective In epidemiological studies high prevalence estimates for pathological Internet use in adolescence were reported. There are only few studies published, reporting data of adolescents seeking treatment concerning their pathological Internet use. Currently, a comparison of patients in inpatient versus outpatient treatment is not available. M...
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In Germany, high prevalence rates for problematic alcohol use and problematic Internet use in adolescents were reported. The objective of the present study was to identify psychopathological factors associated with these two behavior patterns. To our knowledge, this is the first investigation assessing psychopathological factors for both problemati...
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Background and aims The surge of problematic Internet use in adolescents is a continuously growing problem across the globe. To our knowledge, to date valid questionnaire-based measurement of problematic Internet use is possible only by self-assessment. The objective for the present study was to adapt an established instrument for a parental assess...
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Zusammenfassung. Hintergrund: Internetbezogene Storungen stellen noch ein recht junges Phanomen dar. Es besteht die Notwendigkeit auf diese neuen Storungsbilder zu reagieren und Ziele fur Behandlung und Versorgung sowie Forschung und Politik zu setzen. Das vorliegende Memorandum fasst den Stand der Erkenntnisse zusammen und formuliert entsprechende...
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Introduction: The CRAFFT questionnaire is a widely utilized measure of problematic alcohol and drug use. The brief screening instrument has been translated into multiple languages, and some studies regarding its psychometric properties have been published. However, investigations on the factorial validity of the CRAFFT in a clinical sample are not...
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Brief interventions are recommended for prevention and early intervention of risky alcohol use. However, evidence of their effectiveness, in particular for children and adolescents, is heterogeneous. Analysis of counsellor and intervention variables may provide insights into mechanisms of action in brief interventions and thereby contribute to an e...
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In Germany, every year a substantial number of adolescents is treated in emergency departments for acute alcohol intoxication. Until now, only few studies have been published investigating psychosocial aspects in this group of adolescents. In the present study 316 adolescents were surveyed in the emergency department regarding their problematic use...
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Increasing numbers of youth in need of emergency medical treatment following alcohol intoxication have been a major public health concern in Europe in recent years. Brief interventions (BIs) in the emergency department (ED) could prevent future risky drinking. However, effectiveness and feasibility of this approach are currently unclear. A systemat...
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Einleitung: Jahrlich werden in Deutschland ca. 23.300 Kinder und Jugendliche wegen akuten Alkoholmissbrauchs stationar in einem Krankenhaus behandelt. Diese Population stellt eine prioritare Zielgruppe fur indizierte Pravention dar. Ziel der Studie ist die randomisiert-kontrollierte Wirksamkeitsprufung einer motivierenden Kurzintervention fur alkoh...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel: Randomisiert-kontrollierte Wirksamkeitsprüfung einer motivierenden Kurzintervention für alkoholintoxizierte Jugendliche im Notfall-Setting und die Einführung und nachhaltige Implementation im Hamburger Versorgungssystem. Methode: Modifikation und Prüfung eines etablierten indizierten Präventionsprogramms innerhalb einer transd...
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The internet is used intensely by German adolescents for various activities both in school as well as during leisure time. Pathological internet use is currently on the increase in many industrial nations (especially in Asia, North America, and Europe). According to recent epidemiological studies, pathological internet use occurs more frequently in...
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Only few studies have investigated gender differences in consequences of adolescent Internet use in a general population sample. In this study, we surveyed a representative German quota sample of N=1744 adolescents aged between 14 and 17 years and their caregivers with standardised questionnaires. Parents’ reports showed significant differences bet...
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Background: Pathological internet use is of increasing significance in several industrial nations. Sampling and methods: We surveyed a representative German quota sample of 1,723 adolescents (aged 14-17 years) and 1 caregiver each. We conducted a latent profile analysis to identify a high-risk group for pathological internet use. Results: Over...
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Background Alcohol misuse among youth is a major public health concern and numbers of adolescents admitted to the emergency department for acute alcoholic intoxication in Germany are recently growing. The emergency setting offers an opportunity to reach at-risk alcohol consuming adolescents and provide brief interventions in a potential “teachable...
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Excessive Internet use and its severe form, pathological internet use, are currently increasing in many industrial nations in Asia, North America and Europe. According to recent epidemiological studies pathological internet use occurs more frequently in youth than in adults. In Germany between 4 and 6% of the adolescents use the internet in a patho...
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Weltweit liegen aktuell nur sehr wenige Studien zur kognitiven Leistungsfähigkeit bei Jugendlichen mit regelmäßigem Cannabiskonsum vor und die Befundlage dazu ist nicht eindeutig. Um potentielle Leistungsunterschiede zu erheben, wurden 20 Jugendliche mit regelmäßigem intensivem Cannabiskonsum und 20 Jugendliche ohne Konsum illegaler Drogen (jeweils...
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Zusammenfassung Ein exzessiver Gebrauch bis hin zu einer pathologischen Nutzung des Internets ist in den meisten Industrielandern (besonders aber in Asien, Europa und Nordamerika) ein Phanomen von wachsender Bedeutung. Nach aktuellen epidemiologischen Befunden scheint pathologischer Internetgebrauch in Deutschland bei Jugendlichen haufiger als bei...
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Zielsetzung: Das Gruppenangebot „Trampolin“ richtet sich an Kinder aus suchtbelasteten Familien und wurde im Rahmen des Bundesmodell­projekts „Modularisierte Hilfen für Kinder aus suchtbelasteten Familien“ wissenschaftlich evaluiert. Als qualitätssichernde Maßnahme erfolgte im Verlauf der wissenschaftlichen Begleitforschung neben der Ergebnisevalua...
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Abstract Excessive Internet use and Internet addiction are currently increasing in many industrial nations. Verified and validated measuring instruments could contribute to a better understanding of this still quite recent development. The aim of this survey was to investigate the psychometric properties of a German version of the Compulsive Intern...
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Abstract Few studies have been carried out investigating the interdependence of family structures or interactions and excessive adolescent Internet use. In this study, we surveyed a representative German quota sample of 1,744 adolescents aged between 14 and 17 years with standardized questionnaires. Adolescents assessed their perceived own function...
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Zusammenfassung In dem vorliegenden Artikel wird zunächst ein Modell vorgestellt, mit Hilfe dessen Probleme mit exzessiver Computer-und Internetnutzung von Jugend-lichen aus drei Perspektiven abgebildet werden können: die wissenschaftlich-objektive Perspektive, die subjektive Perspektive der Eltern und die subjekti-ve Perspektive der Jugendlichen....
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Zusammenfassung In dem vorliegenden Artikel wird zunächst ein Modell vorgestellt, mit Hilfe dessen Probleme mit exzessiver Computer-und Internetnutzung von Jugend-lichen aus drei Perspektiven abgebildet werden können: die wissenschaftlich-objektive Perspektive, die subjektive Perspektive der Eltern und die subjekti-ve Perspektive der Jugendlichen....
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Einleitung: Die Pravalenzen fur den Konsum von legalen und illegalen Drogen bei Jugendlichen in Deutschland sind hoch. Allerdings liegen nur wenige aktuelle Untersuchungen zum Substanzgebrauch in dieser Altersgruppe vor. Generell muss dabei zwischen einem alterstypischen Probierkonsum und einem regelmasigen Gebrauch von psychotropen Substanzen unte...
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Hintergrund: Kinder aus suchtbelasteten Familien besitzen ein hohes Risiko, später eine Suchtstörung oder andere psychische Auffälligkeiten zu entwickeln. Trotz ihres Hilfebedarfs existieren nur wenige, auf Wirksamkeit überprüfte Präventionsprogramme. Programmbeschreibung: Das neu entwickelte Gruppenprogramm „Trampolin“ bietet eine innovative, wiss...
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Children of substance-abusing parents are at risk for developing psychosocial development problems. In Germany it is estimated that approx. 2.65 million children are affected by parental substance abuse or dependence. Only ten percent of them receive treatment when parents are treated. To date, no evaluated programme for children from substance-aff...
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In Deutschland nutzten 2010 insgesamt 69,4 % der Bevolkerung oder 49 Millionen Menschen das Internet wenigstens gelegentlich, bei den 14- bis 19-Jahrigen sind es nach aktuellen Umfragen inzwischen 100 %. Eine exzessive Nutzung des Internets kann zu negativen psychosozialen Konsequenzen sowie zu Veranderungen des Verhaltens fuhren und wird als „path...
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In Germany, the internet is used by 69.4% of the population or 49 million people, and 100% of adolescents (between 14 to 19 years of age) spend time in the internet at least occasionally. An excessive use of the internet may lead to negative psychosocial consequences and changes in behaviour. This phenomenon is named "pathological internet use". Un...
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Erstmalig im deutschsprachigen Raum wird eine komplexe kinder- und jugendpsychiatrische sowie psychotherapeutische Behandlung auf Spezialstationen für substanzmissbrauchende Kinder und Jugendliche mit komorbiden psychischen Störungen untersucht. In einer Längsschnittstudie mit 4Messzeitpunkten (Aufnahme, Entlassung, 6 und 12Monate nach Behandlungse...
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Although 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) is a known serotonergic neurotoxin in different animal species, there is to date no conclusive evidence of its neurotoxicity in humans. MDMA use was associated with impairments of psychological well-being, verbal memory and altered serotonergic functioning in a number of crosssectional stud...
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Animal data suggest that the synthetic drug ecstasy may damage brain serotonin neurons. Previously we reported protracted reductions in the availability of the serotonin transporter (SERT), an index of integrity of the axon terminals of brain serotonergic neurons, in SERT-rich brain regions in current human ecstasy users. Comparison of current ecst...
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Ecstasy use has often been found to be associated with psychopathology, yet this research has so far been based largely on subjective symptom ratings. To investigate whether ecstasy users suffered from long-term psychopathological consequences. We compared the prevalence of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual version IV (DSM-IV) mental disorders in 3...
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Actually, guidelines for treatment of substance-related disorders were written under the overall control of the DG-Sucht e. V. and the DGPPN e. V. This appears within the framework of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaft (AWMF). The leading objective of these guidelines is the description of the current scie...
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Background: There are only a few studies investigating cognitive performance and personality structures in current und previous users of ecstasy. Still, these studies are necessary to examine the persistent effects of ecstasy use. Method: 30 current and 31 previous users of ecstasy with concomitant use of amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and LSD and...