Today Show: Treating PTSD with Ecstasy? Clinical Trial Shows Groundbreaking Results

Summary: NBC’s Today Show broadcasts a report about MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), highlighting promising research results and testimonials. Today Show correspondents explore the progress of MDMA studies through interviews with MAPS-sponsored researcher Michael Mithoefer, M.D., MAPS-sponsored researcher Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study participant CJ Hardin. “It’s not a daily drug, it’s not a take-home drug, it is usually only a few times under direct supervision with therapists there,” explains Michael Mithoefer. “Many people have told us it saved their lives.”

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Iraq War veteran CJ Hardin says his PTSD left him “hermitized” and unable to live a regular life. That is, until he was given MDMA, commonly known as the illegal drug Ecstasy, as part of experimental therapy. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports for Sunday TODAY on the clinical trial with groundbreaking results.