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TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests. READ: Symptoms of PTSD. Technically, this synthetic drug is called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and it alters mood and perception. The synthetic psychoactive chemical MDMA is emerging as a promising — if unconventional — treatment for PTSD.

Scientists are testing how pharmaceutical-grade MDMA can be used in combination with. TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests. Essentially, the research suggests that MDMA may substantially help some people living with PTSD – in conjunction with traditional talk therapy. Zachary Walsh, a co-author of the study and associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, shared the. TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests.

Technically, this synthetic drug is called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and it. MDMA is safe and enhances the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when administered during psychotherapy, a new FDA-regulated pilot study finds. Ongoing research in a similar vein resulted in the new study, among others, in addition to the FDA agreeing in 2017 to expedite its review of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. The FDA approves a clinical trial for ecstasy to treat PTSD, but one expert tells Healthline caution should be used in this experiment.

The psychoactive drug MDMA. A new study out of the Imperial College London in England examined the psychedelic drug’s effect on certain parts of the brain, including areas that are linked to memory and emotion, and found that MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) could have a positive effect on anxiety as well as PTSD. MDMA, or ecstasy, is the second most popular drug in the UK, with 23 per cent of survey respondents using it in the previous year (U.S.

Customs/Newsmakers) Party drug MDMA may help people recover.

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It has significant research data supporting its efficacy and some evidence suggests it is possibly more effective than other treatments for PTSD.

“Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual E-Book” by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny
from Psychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual E-Book
by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Efficacy and safety of paroxetine treatment for chronic PTSD: A fixed-dose, placebo-controlled study.

“Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders” by Martin M. Antony, Murray B. Stein
from Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders
by Martin M. Antony, Murray B. Stein
Oxford University Press, 2008

Efficacy and safety of paroxetine treatment for chronic PTSD.

“Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians” by Ulrich Schnyder, Marylène Cloitre
from Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians
by Ulrich Schnyder, Marylène Cloitre
Springer International Publishing, 2015

MDMA and PTSD treatment: “PTSD: from novel pathophysiology to innovative therapeutics”.

“New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry” by John R. Geddes, Nancy C. Andreasen, Guy M. Goodwin
from New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry
by John R. Geddes, Nancy C. Andreasen, Guy M. Goodwin
Oxford University Press, 2020

Additional studies of MDMA, specifically in combination with evidence-based psychotherapy such as PE, are needed to determine whether it can enhance trauma-focused therapy for treatment-resistant PTSD.

“The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Anxiety, Trauma, and OCD-Related Disorders, Third Edition” by Naomi M. Simon, M.D., MSc, Eric Hollander, M.D., Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.
from The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Anxiety, Trauma, and OCD-Related Disorders, Third Edition
by Naomi M. Simon, M.D., MSc, Eric Hollander, M.D., et. al.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2020

These studies offer mixed results, which may be resolved through larger double-blind clinical trials of tiagabine better characterizing its value as a treatment for PTSD.

“Psychiatry” by Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First, Mario Maj
from Psychiatry
by Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Such findings support the notion that individuals with PTSD often use substances for affect regulation purposes.

“Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD” by John Preston Wilson, Terence Martin Keane
from Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD
by John Preston Wilson, Terence Martin Keane
Guilford Publications, 2004

This was a surprising and welcome result, since previous studies had suggested that there was not a broad spectrum drug (e.g., a “magic bullet”) for PTSD.

“Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD” by John P. Wilson, Matthew J. Friedman, Jacob D. Lindy
from Treating Psychological Trauma and PTSD
by John P. Wilson, Matthew J. Friedman, Jacob D. Lindy
Guilford Publications, 2004

I am happy to report one research team in Spain currently performing clinical research in using MDMA to treat PTSD.

“Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA” by Julie Holland
from Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA
by Julie Holland
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2001

Indeed, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine (one of two such drugs with U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a treatment for PTSD) produced an increase in hippocampal volume that was associated with recovery from PTSD (Vermetten et al. 2003).

“Lifestyle Psychiatry” by Douglas L. Noordsy, M.D.
from Lifestyle Psychiatry
by Douglas L. Noordsy, M.D.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2019

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  • The first, best treatment to help PTSD is to prevent it by limiting the unnecessary, costly wars this country inserts itself into.

  • I’m not a soldier. I’ve never been to war. I’ve been in therapies and on medication my whole life. PTSD,Explosive Anger disorder, BiPolar disorder.
    I’m a female 68 yr old woman who has lost SO much…so MANY things in my life. I NEED to find out who can tell me about this treatment. All I pray for is to be “ normal… inner peaceful, for just ONCE before I die. Just once. I’m crying as I type this… admittedly some tears for me… but to see Ret. sgt. Jonathan Lewbecky tell his story I’m crying tears of joy over his escape from this.

  • Of course it should be allowed…..both as a tool in treatment & for recreational use. There will always be those who will abuse…..any substance & so be it. That fact should not deprive all who can handle using the substance in moderation or benefit from treatment.

  • Mescaline is very similar to mdma in low doses. Not as taxing on the body, also has a potential to be effective as a catalyst for self reflection. I’m baffled how smth like that can be illegal, if people would take 100mg of it instead of getting drunk it would eliminate a lot of destructive behaviour.

  • it’s important to keep talk of prevention out of picture because then the worshiped businessman could not make his money. it’s critical that we avoid the fundamental issues so that people stay sick so that we can keep up profit, btw the easiest way to profit. and that we continue to engineer demand while acting like this isnt wats goin on n why ppl want stupid redundant shit they had never even conceived of to begin wit.

  • Nicely done, remind me how many times The Economist, without question my favorite magazine, has supported all these military actions that are the cause of PTSD?

    You do have a long record of being anti Drug War, however, for which I am grateful.

    When will you be brave enough to begin pointing out legalizing all opioids including heroin is the only possible solution to the overdose epidemic? After 100,000 more deaths? 200,000? Maybe a million?

    Because you know it is, and I know you know it is.

  • Harvard as of 2020 is bringing attention to the use of microdose amounts of controlled MDMA, ketamine alongside other psychoactive medicinals including psilocybin for psychopathy. Remove the stigma and look at how the chemicals react in a brain scan. Would only be done solely in the setting of a controlled laboratory and clinically certified psychologists.

  • as someone who lived a life plagued by the after-mark of PTSD, MDMA for therapeutic treatment is helpful beyond words. Once we remove stigma, look at the reasoning and science behind these tools, a lot can be done to help so many others.

  • Mdma and DMT saved my life not from military PTSD but I’m a ginger I grew up with no real friends being harassed beaten and molested as a child my emotions turned me into a drug addict to dull the pain I’m now clean and off methadone and living one day at a time my only close friends now that I’m an adult have mostly all died and at 32 I was sick of it I tried mdma it helped with loving myself because I couldn’t even stand to be alone with myself although the real healing started with the DMT it got me to have the mental fortitude to sty strong and no everything’s ok I just applied for the kentucky ayauasca show 2 weeks ago hoping I get to go