After preliminary studies demonstrated safety and efficacy in the treatment of PTSD, a serious and life-threatening condition, the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.
Based on the known effects of MDMA, and individual reports, this study explored the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for enhancing social skills and quality of life in autistic adults with social anxiety.
MDMA for Anxiety Related to Life-Threatening Illnesses
Status – Enrollment Complete
Facing a life-threatening illness can cause psychological symptoms that are often not addressed during treatment of the physical condition. We studied whether MDMA-assisted psychotherapy could help adults cope with the anxiety related to life-threatening illnesses.
MAPS received regulatory approval to conduct a study of smoked cannabis for symptoms of PTSD in veterans of war. The trial investigated four different potencies of cannabis to see what is most safe and effective for reducing PTSD symptoms.