In the years ahead, doctors across the U.S. might be prescribing a currently illegal drug as therapy for the hard-to-treat condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The new “medicine” would be MDMA, an ingredient in the party drug ecstasy. The treatment is showing success for many of the study participants (go here for an extended interview with a study participant named Karen). The lead funder of these FDA approved studies is the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, also known as MAPS (go here for more about MAPS, plus how to enroll or learn about the studies).
The Principal Investigator for the Boulder studies is psychotherapist Marcella Ot’Alora (go here for an extended interview with Ot’Alora.) On Ot’Alora’s team is Boulder psychiatrist Will Vanderveer How on Earth’s Shelley Schlender shares this in-depth interview with psychiatrist Will Vanderveer.
Host: Alejandro Soto
Producer: Alejandro Soto
Engineer: Chip Grandits
Contributors: Shelley Schlender
Executive Producer: Susan Moran