Five subjects (out of 16) have now received at least one experimental treatment session in our ongoing U.S. Phase 2 Study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for veterans with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Of these subjects, three have completed all three experimental treatment sessions in Stage 1 and one has completed the entire study. The long line of veterans now awaiting in-person screening for this study is both encouraging and saddening—encouraging because it means we will certainly have enough subjects for the study, saddening because there are so many people for whom conventional PTSD treatments have failed to provide sufficient relief.
Female combat veterans and veterans living near Charleston, SC, are especially encouraged to apply for study participation. Clinical Investigators and co-therapists Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., will be hosting a workshop at Cartographie Psychedelica, our 25th Anniversary conference and celebration in Oakland from December 8-12.