Together, we can cross the finish line and make MDMA a medicine

The results from the first of two MAPS-sponsored Phase 3 clinical trials for MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD were statistically significant. The full results have been published. Phase 3 is the final stage before seeking FDA approval for a new prescription treatment.

If successful, this treatment could transform the lives of millions of people who live with the impacts of complex trauma.


On the June 4, 2021, MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., appeared on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the most popular podcast in the world.

In the May 4, 2021, edition of The New York Times newspaper, the world-renowned publication reveals research results from the first Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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MDMA-assisted therapy is the only treatment for PTSD designated by the FDA as a breakthrough therapy

Our highest priority project is funding clinical trials of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) as a tool to assist therapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We have also sponsored clinical trials of MDMA-assisted therapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness and social anxiety in autistic adults, LSD-assisted therapy for anxiety, and medical marijuana for PTSD in veterans of war. We have sponsored observational studies for ibogaine therapy for drug addiction and ayahuasca-assisted treatment for drug addiction and PTSD.

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