MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy Explained by Rick Doblin of MAPS
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MDMA assisted psychotherapy
One of the Psychedelic drugs which has been of a particular interest as of late is MDMA. MDMA is otherwise known as Ecstasy or Molly, has become a party or rave drug. However, it does have its roots in legitimate psychotherapy. It has been used in the past, legally, and has been prescribed by psychiatrists, for psychotherapy until it was made illegal a few decades ago.
MDMA has been the prime focus of a psychedelic organization called Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) who have been behind the recent popularization of psychedelic psychotherapy. They have been helping conduct scientific studies regarding the potential of MDMA to help with a variety of psychiatric conditions, ranging from depression to PTSD.
Thanks to MAPS, MDMA has entered Phase 3 Trial Program: MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD. MAPS finds that the active ingredient in ecstasy may help veterans with PTSD. They have successfully made it so that FDA Designates MDMA As ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Treatments with this medicine we have yet to discover. So far, some studies have shown that MDMA works whenc coupled with psychotherapy.
The Young Turks Politics reporter Michael Tracey recently interviewed the executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Rick Doblin, who sheds light on MDMA based psychotherapy.
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