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Could MDMA be useful in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder?

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In recent studies, 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA) has shown promise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an adjunct to post-trauma psychological therapy. However, because of historical associations with its use as the recreational drug ecstasy, MDMA research remains a controversial subject. Dr Sessa discusses these controversies and describes a UK-based MDMA/PTSD currently in development.

Sessa, B. (2011). Could MDMA be useful in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder? Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 15(6), 4–7.
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