U.S. Veterans Study: Recruitment Begins: First Subject Screened In!

We are currently in the recruitment phase of our newest U.S. study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exclusively with U.S. veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars. Nearly three-dozen veterans have inquired about being subjects in the study, and one subject has passed the screening process. Our research team is screening the other potential subjects to determine eligibility. Pre-screening happens over the phone using an IRB-approved phone script. When a subject passes prescreening and continues to express interest in being a part of the study, they are scheduled for an in-person medical and psychological assessment. One more person is scheduled for screening during November and another is scheduled for screening in December. Clinical Investigators Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., are able to treat two or three subjects a month. We are currently on track for the study to move forward at a steady pace. We are actively recruiting subjects from the Charleston area, if you know anyone who may be eligible to participate in the study, please have them contact: berra@maps.org