Can Ecstasy Help Treat PTSD?

Michael and Ann Mitthoefer likely never expected the reaction they received after their research study was published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.  

A husband and wife team,   the Mitthoefers had developed a treatment combining psychotherapy with a maintenance regimen of MDMA (better known as “Ecstasy”) to treat posttraumatic stress in victims of violence.   Michael Mitthoefer is a psychiatrist while his wife Ann is a registered nurse and they began using MDMA to treat trauma patients in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. 

To read more, check out my new blog post on the Psychology Today site. 

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