Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults: Fifth Subject Enrolled; Study Receives Over 80 Inquiries

On October 24, 2014, the fifth subject of 12 was enrolled in our ongoing study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum. This exploratory pilot study is exploring whether MDMA combined with therapy can enhance functional skills and quality of life in autistic adults with social anxiety. “When the study began, we were optimistic that individuals with social phobias would find the courage to call the hotline, send an e-mail, or contact us through other means,” reports co-Principal Investigator Alicia Danforth, Ph.D. “We are happy to report that we already have received over 80 screening inquiries from men and women from all over the United States and several from overseas. We are on track to enroll at least one more participant by the end of the year, which will keep us on schedule.” Learn more | Donate to this study