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Ecstatic states: treating PTSD with MDMA

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Bob, a Vietnam vet struggling with PTSD for many years, was desperate for relief. When a number of his vet friends committed suicide, he knew he could be next. Then he saw a CNN report on the successes of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in PTSD treatment. After being rejected from participation in the clinical trials conducted by the Mithoefers and MAPS, Bob decided to seek his own therapist, as well as his own MDMA. The journey took him to peyote ceremonies, Burning Man, and finally to a friend's son, who was able to supply him with the illegal substance. Since completing the treatment, Bob has finally found relief from the crippling symptoms of PTSD. He claims the treatment saved his life. Show less
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