PTSD Rating Scale Translated for Middle East MDMA/PTSD Studies

With our Israeli study approved and our Jordanian study awaiting final government approval, we have been working hard to make our research tools accessible to clinical researchers in the Middle East. One of these tools is the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), which is the primary measure used by our researchers to determine the severity of PTSD symptoms before and after treatment. MAPS has now completed the translation of the CAPS into both Hebrew and Arabic, and we are working on back-translations which will verify the accuracy and consistency of the translations. By sharing these translations freely with the Veteran Administration’s National Center for PTSD, and with researchers throughout Israel and the Arab world, MAPS is promoting the development of effective PTSD treatments by fostering collaborations between international research teams and across different cultures.