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  • Ecstasy drug MDMA could help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, study shows

    E by gum - now there's a study
    Read Ecstasy drug MDMA could help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, study shows latest on ITV News. All the Science news

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    Conclusion of study:"It could help..."

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    • #3
      lulz....i can see that.
      But what happens to the patient's brain after this treatment is administered on a longer time scale is probably very much up for debate. Docile vegetable comes to mind. This coming from a guy that is no stranger to some fun and joy in powdered form (admittedly only when protocol demands it- weddings, birthdays, NY's)

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      • #4
        From what i understand there are actually quite promising results but they are being extremely careful in how they are rolling this information out. They don't want the general public to get too involved yet as they know politics will inject itself.

        Allegedly the MDMA is used to create an artificial emotional bond between the patient and the psychologist within the context of a regular therapy session. The drug seems to quickly pull down the emotional barrier "walls" the patient has built up as a coping methods and creates artificial trust between the patient and the therapist which could take years to build with just traditional sessions (getting to know each other building trust and getting the patient to emotionally open up takes very long time)

        They are purposefully not trying to hype this rather all of the major groups working with this are still building protocols and documenting. They are still years away from the "public debate" of these studies and want there to be a robust infrastructure in place before that.

        It is highly likely there will be alot of this stuff implementes even outside of PTSD treatment in the future. The drug in itself is not a cure it's just a tool to support the traditional psychotherapy.

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        • #5
          MDMA was originally synthesized for therapeutic purposes. Just like LSD and cocaine. And heroin...

          http://allthatsinteresting.com/wordp...-of-heroin.jpg

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