CBS News: How MDMA Is Treating PTSD in War Veterans

Summary: Just before the announcement of the successful results of MAPS’ first Phase 3 trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, Vice News producer Ben Anderson courageously spoke with CBS News about his personal experience of undergoing MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. In the interview, Anderson expresses excitement about the now-released results of the MAPS-sponsored study.

The peer-reviewed paper detailing the results of the historic study is expected to be published by Nature Medicine in the coming weeks.

Originally appearing here.

U.S. troops have begun a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, and many of the troops on their way home are statistically likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But the drug MDMA, commonly referred to as ecstacy, has been proven to reverse PTSD in some veterans. Vice News producer Ben Anderson has been reporting in conflict zones for almost two decades and has undergone MDMA-assisted therapy himself, in order to treat PTSD. He joined CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss.