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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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    MAPS-Sponsored Clinical Trials: MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD

    Principal Investigator: Michael Mithoefer, M.D., with co-therapist Ann Mithoefer, B.S.N.
    Location: Charleston, SC (USA)

    Published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology July 19, 2010

    MAPS’ "proof of principle" Phase 2 pilot study is the first-ever protocol evaluating MDMA’s therapeutic applications in clinical trials conducted under an FDA IND. Like all of MAPS’ psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy studies, the protocol is randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled. All twenty-one subjects with treatment-resistant PTSD, as a result of sexual abuse, crime, or war, have completed the experimental treatment.

    The study was completed in September 2008 with remarkably promising results.