MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD

| November 10, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents a health problem for which currently available treatments are modestly effective. Here is the report of the findings of a “randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-site phase 3 clinical trial” to test the efficacy and safety of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy for the treatment of patients with severe PTSD, including those with common comorbidities.

MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, increases levels of several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. It alters one’s mood to feel closer and more connected to others. Users get a sense of euphoria and a boost in energy.

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By Julia Musto

MDMA-assisted therapy has been able to aid people with severe PTSD, according to researchers.

In an updated study first published in May in the journal Nature Medicine, authors from New York University, UC San Francisco and led by San Jose, California’s nonprofit MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), patients with severe PTSD – including common comorbidities – were given three doses of MDMA, or “ecstasy,” in conjunction with manualized therapy over a period of 18 weeks.

The double-blind study’s participants were randomized to receive manualized therapy with the psychedelic or with placebo, combined with three preparatory and nine integrative therapy sessions.

PTSD symptoms were measured using the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale, and functional impairment was measured using the Sheehan Disability Scale. Both were assessed at the baseline of the study and two months following the last experimental session.

Suicidality and adverse events were also tracked.

One hundred thirty-one patients were enrolled in the study, 91 were confirmed for randomization across the U.S., Canada and Israel, 56 were randomized to MDMA and 44 received placebo.

The group found that there was a “significant and robust attenuation of PTSD symptoms and functional impairment,” respectively.

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Category: PTSD, Veteran Health Care

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{music plays behind a closed basement door: untiss, untiss, untiss, untis, -siren sound-}

Enter an old lady… opens basement door with a concerned, befuddled look, half wincing due to loud music and multicolored light spilling out from the door.

Woman: Lars! Larsypoo?! What’re you DOo INg down there?

A bodiless voice squeaks from the lighted basement:

“Man”: Go away Mom! Me and the other antiqueefs are treating our PTS of the DEE! Those This Ain’t Hellers were really MEAN to me today!

Woman: {she yells}Ok! Make sure you wear protection….{mutters to herself} this time.

-end scene-


Ok, I can’t tell if this is more funny or more disturbing or if Roh-Dog needs a few hits of Molly himself 😜😍😃😁


Today’s ‘market’ activity had me in a strange mood.
Blame the bond ‘market’.

Silver ftw


Big Pharm would love to see more people strung out on more chemical wonder drugs. How’d that oxycontin for pain relief thing work out?

“…and functional impairment.” You think?

I think that people suffering from a legit case of PTSofD should get all the help they need. I don’t think that a blanket use of psychedelics is the way to go. Jimi Hendrix may have thoughts on this. Oh…wait…He went out in a Purple Haze.


Well, hell, it’s about time– MDMA was actually invented for such purpose (not raving and orgies).


Can’t dance unless under the influence of something and am a great pool player while under other influences. May I have the good stuff now???

Not to take away from those who legitimately suffer from PTSD and other issues. It’s just that entirely too many appear to be “treated” with a handful of pills, with little to no supervision, instead of getting some help finding long-term solutions to the problem.

Good luck to all who suffer. Finding what you need to get beyond it is too often made more difficult than it should be.


In the VA lobby,soon?

robert kendall

MDMDA was first invented as a treatment back in the old DSM 3 days of the early 80’s. it was proven to be an inadequate and hazardous treatment and was stopped.