Swiss Study: Final Closeout Takes Place for Swiss MDMA/PTSD Study

From February 13-16, 2011, MAPS Clinical Research Associate Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., visited Switzerland for the official closeout of our Swiss study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD with lead researcher Peter Oehen, M.D. This visit included cleaning up data, reviewing the investigator’s files, collecting originals of essential documents and recordings, reviewing source records and case report forms, and preparing all materials for archiving. Some of the treatment session recordings from the Swiss study will also be used to compare and contrast the treatment methods of U.S. and Swiss therapists, since professional and cultural differences can lead to differences in approaches to treatment. One of MAPS’ goals is to create a manualized treatment methodology that can be applied internationally, making comparisons especially important.