PTSD Treatment- MDMA Approval by 2024?

| September 19, 2023

Study on MDMA’s use to treat PTSD could send therapy method to FDA for approval by 2024

Study showed 72% of the people in the MDMA group no longer met the criteria to be diagnosed with PTSD
Greg Wehner

A new study published last week suggests the psychedelic drug MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, can reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and some expect the treatment to be approved by 2024.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit research and educational organization that was formed in 1986 and focuses on the medical, legal and cultural contexts for how people can benefit from the “careful” uses of psychedelics and marijuana, sponsored the study.

“Thanks to the combined efforts of dozens of therapists, hundreds of participants who volunteered in MAPS-sponsored trials, and many thousands of generous donors, MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD is on track to be considered for approval by the FDA in 2024,” MAPS founder and president Rick Doblin said.

Fox News

The potential therapeutic use of MDMA for treating PTSD has been the topic of discussion in the past here:

MDMA Deemed “Breakthrough Therapy” for PTSD

and here:

MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD

The conversations have been lively. The methodology for the finding seems sound with the Phase 3 caveat pertaining to the test sampling size, between 1000-3000 individuals. Phase 4 monitors long term effects in the general population after approval. The study is published here:

National Library of Medicine

Category: PTSD, Veteran Health Care

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For what MDMA was meant, before it was hijacked by group-sex freakos at raves and Burning Man…

Dave Hardin

My doctor has not said anything about group-sex… yet.

Dr. Hannah Straight


I wouldn’t mind getting something straight between the doctor and myself. She does need some sausage, gravy, and biskets to plump her up some. I’d hate to break her ribs.

Better living thru chemistry?


Could you post your words again Dave, I still can’t get my eyes off the picture.😁


If that’s PTSD treatment, I’ll flashbacks to wars I wasn’t in for it.

Slow Joe

I got PTSD looking at that picture of Dr Straight.


Better define PTSD before you start describing a “cure.”


If a drug numbs you to your issues, it’s not a cure – it’s a distraction….

That, or give me a prescription for the bar and loose women.


True but when HAF, no one cares about it.