MDMA || The Love Drug: An Effective Treatment for PTSD



The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a nonprofit research and educational organization, which has been conducting research on using MDMA in conjunction with psychotherapy for treating some of the most difficult cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although this research is only in its first stages, researchers have already found a high treatment success rate, lower dropout rates, and lower rates of patients receding to previous conditions then compared to traditional therapy with or without SSRIs. Even though these studies are making great headway in the scientific community, governments around the world refuse to regulate MDMA for medicinal use and thus treatment of this type has remained only in clinical trials. We believe that MDMA is much more effective than traditional medicine at curing patients with mental conditions and by summarizing research, interviewing researchers, and creating an easy to understand graphical presentation we hope to inform people of the benefits of MDMA assisted psychotherapy.

If you’d like help further research, MAPS is always looking for donations. You can read more at www.maps.org.

Special thanks to Marcela Ot’Alora for an inside look on her research.

Created by: Brendan Storiz & Adam Gossett

Music:
Kai Engel – Moonlight Reprise
Dexter Brian – Seeing the Future
Jon Luc Hefferman – Ascent
The Lovely Moon – Mystery
Chris Zabriskie – Cylinder One

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