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Is There a Case for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the UK? (2007)

Is There a Case for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the UK? (2007)

  1. Jatelka
    Journal of Psychopharmacology 2007 Mar;21(2):220-4

    Sessa B

    Much has been written in scientific and popular literature in recent years about the dangers surrounding the recreational use of the drug MDMA/ecstasy.What is little known and understood however is the history of the apparently safe and effective use of MDMA as a therapeutic tool for psychotherapy. In this paper the author explores this history and describes the recent re-emergence of scientific interest in MDMA and other psychedelic drugs. There are currently several new double-blind randomised controlled trials underway re-visiting the subject. By acknowledging the limitations of this new research and emphasising the importance of exercising appropriate but realistic caution, the author asks that the medical profession consider a dispassionate and open-minded debate to examine whether MDMA might have a legitimate place as an adjunct to psychotherapy in modern psychiatric practice

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  1. Bajeda
    Bajeda
    4/5,
    Version: 2007-02-05
    A nice overview of the substance and its possible (and progressing) reintegration into legitimate medical usage.