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Can Ecstasy Help Ease PTSD?


FoxNews.com reports that a paper presented by psychiatrist Dr. Michael Mithoefer last week at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference suggests that MDMA can be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Popularly know as ecstasy, MDMA was outlawed by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the mid-'80s (but not before it became the go-to party drug in Dallas, TX). No word yet on a plan to get the drug legalized and into the hands of patients who might benefit from the treatment.

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