‘Ecstasy’ shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

Zach Walsh

An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Published recently in Psychopharmacologythe study demonstrated substantial improvements in individuals who had not responded to prior treatments, explains UBCO Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh. This is also, he adds, the most comprehensive evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.

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