New MDMA Trials Moving Forward To Test Ecstasy As Treatment For PTSDPosted: December 1, 2016 | |
New research may have found a more efficient way of treating patients who suffer from PTSD: by using MDMA, which is ecstasy in its purest form. The assisted drug treatment could be approved by the FDA.
“The medicine allows them to look at things from a different place and reclassify them. Honestly, we don’t have to do much. Each person has an innate ability to heal. We just create the right conditions.”
— Ann Mithoefer, psychiatric nurse
MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy, will be employed in treating . The drug is also tested for its properties when it comes to treating terminally ill patients.
The tests conducted for possible have had positive outcomes and researchers consider the approval of MDMA as a prescription drug sometime in the near future.
MDMA – Possible Medical Solution To PTSD
The first two studies treated patients for 12 weeks, in the form of psychotherapy sessions and MDMA sessions. The MDMA sessions lasted eight hours each, during which the . After being given the drug, the patients would sit in a relaxing environment, surrounded by chill music, flowers and candles in order to suggest a calm state of mind to balance the euphoric effects of the drug.
In this mix, the MDMA treatment could help patients for whom the current methods have been proven to be inefficient in treating their symptoms. The team of researchers from Canada who started the trials is quite optimistic with the results so far.
The reason why MDMA could be an effective solution when treating PTSD patients is that it is an empathogen, which means it helps people feel empathy and trust….(read more)
Source: Tech Times
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