Should Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder be treated with ecstasy?

A couple of psychiatric experts have been using ecstasy to treat soldiers returning from deployments with PTSD.

Participants will undergo a preliminary screening process, and then partake in three solitary, 8-hour therapy sessions with both doctors. While tripping out, they’ll be asked to revisit the traumatic experiences that triggered their disorder. Dr. Mithoefer thinks MDMA acts as a catalyst for “an optimal zone of arousal” that prevents patients from becoming overwhelmed or, on the flipside, shutting down and detaching altogether.

From Wired, Via The Slatest

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