U.S. Veterans Study: 17th Subject Enrolled and Treated

On May 6, 2014, the 17th subject was treated in our ongoing study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in 24 U.S. veterans, fire fighters, and police officers with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. This subject was enrolled on April 9. This subject has also enrolled in our new sub-study of the physiological effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, which will examine heart rate variability (HRV) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and explore correlations with clinical outcomes. Overall goals for this study include (1) gathering evidence for the safety and effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in people suffering from war-related trauma; (2) comparing the effectiveness of the treatment for people with war-related trauma versus for people with trauma related to sexual abuse, assault, and other causes; (2) comparing different doses of MDMA; and (3) increasing awareness and support for our work by assisting a publicly recognized population.