Switzerland Study: Results Submitted for Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journal

On February 27, 2012, the lead investigator for our now-completed Swiss pilot study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for 12 subjects with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD submitted a paper describing the results to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The paper is co-authored by Clinical Investigator Peter Oehen, M.D., and Ulrich Schneider, M.D., former president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The study found clinically significant reductions in scores on the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)—larger than those associated with Zoloft and Paxil, which are the currently approved medications for PTSD. The small number of subjects in this preliminary pilot study contributed to the results approaching but not reaching statistical significance. The investigators are now awaiting the reviewers’ response to their submission.