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MDMA COULD TREAT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS By Patrick Swift

29 December 2012
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MDMA COULD TREAT POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

According to an article on The Guardian website, researchers have found that MDMA could be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Research has revealed that the illegal drug commonly known as ecstasy reduces PTSD symptoms, does not harm memory and concentration or induce drug abuse when used alongside psychotherapy.

This research was conducted as a follow up to a study that was carried out last year, and showed that patients with chronic treatment resistant PTSD who were given MDMA improved over the long-term as well as the short-term in comparison to when they had received conventional treatment.

Such results should be taken with caution though, as nothing is guaranteed in regard to treatment.

This follows Professor David Nutt's Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial which aired on Channel 4 earlier in the year, where Professor Nutt said MDMA could be a "phenomenally powerful tool in medicine" if understood properly.

TAGS: DRUGS / ECSTASY / MDMA / NEWS / POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

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