Is there a case for MDMA-assisted
psychotherapy in the UK?

by
Sessa B.
Broadway House, Broadway Park,
Bridgewater, Somerset, UK.
J Psychopharmacol. 2006 Oct 18;


ABSTRACT

Much has been written in scientific and popular literature in recent years about the dangers surrounding the recreational use of the drug MDMA/ecstasy. What is little known and understood however is the history of the apparently safe and effective use of MDMA as a therapeutic tool for psychotherapy. In this paper the author explores this history and describes the recent re-emergence of scientific interest in MDMA and other psychedelic drugs. There are currently several new double-blind randomised controlled trials underway re-visiting the subject. By acknowledging the limitations of this new research and emphasising the importance of exercising appropriate but realistic caution, the author asks that the medical profession consider a dispassionate and open-minded debate to examine whether MDMA might have a legitimate place as an adjunct to psychotherapy in modern psychiatric practice.

UK
PTSD
Therapy
MDMA history
Controversies
Harm-reduction
Protect and survive
Drugs and psychotherapy
MDMA in a therapeutic context
MDMA (Ecstasy) to treat traumatic anxiety


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