BBC News: MDMA Could Help Trauma Survivors Face Painful Memories

Summary: BBC News provides their international audience with an in-depth overview of Nature Medicine’s publication of peer-reviewed results from the MAPS-sponsored Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including expert perspectives on the data, scientific education about trauma, and details about the pathway toward making MDMA-assisted therapy a legal prescription treatment option for PTSD.

“This trial, run by US charity the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies [MAPS], found 88% of people had a ‘meaningful reduction in symptoms’ and 67% no longer qualified for a PTSD diagnosis at all after 18 weeks and three sessions of MDMA-assisted therapy,” reports Rachel Schraer of BBC News. “[MAPS’] chief scientific officer Dr Berra Yazar-Klosinski said MDMA could be legalised and available for prescription by 2023 in the US, and this summer she plans to travel to Europe to begin the process of seeking regulatory approval from the EU and the UK.”

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