Using Ecstasy to treat PTSD may turn traumatic flashes to trippy ones12/2/2012
You expect to see that raver dude in aviator shades giving out Ecstasy. But it's a bit of a surprise to see a grown psychiatrist in a suit handing out MDMA tablets to patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome. But South Carolina psychiatrist Dr. Michael Mithoefer is investigating the effect of the psychedelic drug — known formally as 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine — on PTSD, and his work has sparked viral controversy today, largely due to a CNN special series. His current focus is female sex abuse victims, but the study could have implications for war vets too. Sure, we can hear it now ... "Just put this little pill under your tongue, suck this lollipop and we swear you won't think about those horrible Iraqi mine fields for at least 8 hours." [Source]
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