On July 14, 2011, the second subject had their second open-label MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session in our ongoing US Phase 2 Study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in veterans of war. This study is taking place in Charleston, SC, and is led by Clinical Investigators and co-therapists Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N. A total of five subjects (out of 16) with chronic, treatment-resistant, combat-related PTSD have now been enrolled and a sixth has passed the initial phone screening.
While the significant number of PTSD sufferers now awaiting in-person screening for this study is encouraging (in that we will certainly have enough subjects for the study), it also highlights the pressing need for this research (since there are so many individuals for whom conventional PTSD treatments fail). Female combat veterans and either male or female veterans living near Charleston, SC, are especially encouraged to apply.