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Offline Vesp

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MDMA as Medicine
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:30:58 AM »
This thread is dedicated to any on going or completed research that involves the use of MDMA for helping to treat mental issues such as PTSD and anxiety.

http://www.maps.org/research/mdma/

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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Proof of Principle Study)

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Principal Investigator: Michael Mithoefer, M.D., with co-therapist Ann Mithoefer, B.S.N.
Location: Charleston, SC (USA)

MAPS’ "proof of principle" Phase 2 pilot study is the first-ever protocol evaluating MDMA’s therapeutic applications in clinical trials conducted under an FDA IND. Like all of MAPS’ psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy studies, the protocol is randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled. All twenty-one subjects with treatment-resistant PTSD, as a result of sexual abuse, crime, or war, have completed the experimental treatment. The study was completed in September 2008 with remarkably promising results.

On July 19, 2010, the results of this study were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Our paper was the journal's most downloaded article in 2010.

On July 27, 2010, data collection was completed for the long-term follow-up to this study. We collected Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) measurements from 17 of the 20 subjects who received treatment. All 20 subjects filled out a questionnaire developed internally to assess long-term effects. The average length of time between the final experimental treatment session and the follow-up data collection was 3½ years. On November 20, 2012, the paper describing the long-term follow-up results was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The long-term follow-up found that the benefits persisted over time, though a few subjects had relapsed due to new life stressors.

Study Protocol (final approved version)
Original Paper (2010)
Long-Term Follow-Up Paper (2012)
The study has cost $1,200,000; all of which has been raised.
View the timeline for this study. 
-- http://www.maps.org/research/mdma/mdma-assisted_psychotherapy_in_the_treatment_of_ptsd/

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Re: MDMA as Medicine
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 03:26:24 AM »
Check this out
http://mobile.omg-facts.com/Science/Ecstasy-Could-Be-A-Cure-For-Cancer/42535

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14572284

Fascinating....could an Nbome version of MDMA or MDA be made that might possibly be more potent and somehow selective delivered through the malignant tissue through some kind of special mechanism?
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