Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD: Fourth Dyad Finishes Treatment

On July 30, 2017, the fourth dyad finished experimental treatment in our study of MDMA combined with Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD at our Charleston, South Carolina site led by Principal Investigator, Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Sub-Investigator, Candice Monson, Ph.D. The fifth dyad participated in their first preparation session on August 14. Four dyads have finished receiving experimental treatments, and will now move on to follow-up interviews.

The study enrolls dyads comprised of one participant diagnosed with PTSD and one concerned significant other who does not have PTSD but does experience psychosocial distress. MDMA will be administered to both participants to help facilitate communication and connection between participants and therapists. The primary goal of this study is to develop a combined method of MDMA with CBCT for PTSD. This is the first MAPS-sponsored MDMA study conducted with VA-affiliated researchers and the first to employ measures developed for the DSM-5. Learn more…

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