New Atlas: MDMA-Assisted Couples Therapy Investigated in Landmark Pilot Trial

Summary: New Atlas investigates new research results from a MAPS-sponsored pilot study of MDMA-assisted Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in couples consisting of one partner diagnosed with PTSD. “The therapist can guide couples to talk about very difficult things that they’ve either experienced themselves or experienced together—against the other or with the other— with a greater sense of understanding, openness, connection, and empathy,” explains MAPS-sponsored researcher Candice Monson, Ph.D.

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