Nature has a news story by Arran Frood (who seems to cover the psychedelic news beat) that discusses the recently completed first U.S. study of MDMA in combination with psychotherapy as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Results of the study, carried out by Michael Mithoefer and colleagues in South Carolina and sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, were just presented in poster form at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The abstract is reproduced at the bottom of this entry.
(Because conference presentations are not peer-reviewed and often present preliminary analyses, scientists often reserve judgment until the formal paper is published in a peer-reviewed journal and they can read the details for themselves. However, the preliminary results sound promising.)
According to the Nature news piece:
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