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Aussie researchers push ahead on MDMA study as UK starts LSD experiments

Aussie researchers push ahead on MDMA study as UK starts LSD experiments | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
As UK researchers begin human therapeutic experiments using the psychedelic drug LSD an Australian group are setting up the nation's first clinical study using MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Ex-Soldiers Are Being Given MDMA to Help Them Forget About War | VICE United States

Ex-Soldiers Are Being Given MDMA to Help Them Forget About War  | VICE United States | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn’t working out for…
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Psychoactive drugs as treatments

Psychoactive drugs as treatments | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it

PRISM's Stephen Bright talks to Brisbane radio station 4BC about the therapeutic benefits of psychoactive drugs like MDMA and LSD.

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Treating post-traumatic stress disorder with ecstasy

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder with ecstasy | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Looking at Rachel Hope now, it's hard to imagine that for 20 years she suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. "PTSD is for me like getting stuck," she says.
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A Drug Question Finally got Asked in Parliament | VICE United States

A Drug Question Finally got Asked in Parliament | VICE United States | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
A month or so ago, we partnered with OurSay to crowd source a question on drugs and get it asked in parliament.
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Ecstasy Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Shows Promise

Ecstasy Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Shows Promise | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Some veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are seeking treatment from Michael and Ann Mithoefer, a husband-and-wife team who combine psychotherapy with doses of Ecstasy.
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MDMA And The Cure for PTSD

MDMA And The Cure for PTSD | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Santa Cruz-based MAPS is funding studies of MDMA, also called ecstasy, as a treatment for PTSD.
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‘Beyond Prohibition’ by Prof David Nutt | PRISM

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Video of Professor David Nutt's presentation at the 2013 APSAD Conference in Brisbane, about his research into relative drug harms and science based drug law reform.

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Why Won’t Australia run Medical Trials of MDMA? | VICE Australia / NZ

Why Won’t Australia run Medical Trials of MDMA? | VICE Australia / NZ | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
MDMA has been been shown to help people suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and while trials in other parts of the world have been undertaken or are underway, Australia is reluctant to ge…
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Illicit drugs offer 'alternative cure'

Illicit drugs offer 'alternative cure' | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Illegal recreational drugs including LSD, ecstasy and cannabis should be considered as alternative treatments for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, a Curtin University researcher says.
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Should illegal drugs be used in PTSD treatment?

War veterans are pushing for a trial of drugs like MDMA and LSD in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amid warnings of a dramatic rise in the nu...
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Ecstasy used to treat war veterans in new research

Ecstasy used to treat war veterans in new research | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
A WAR veteran is fighting for a party drug to be legalised for medical use, after US research found it may be able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Scientists Explore Hallucinogen Treatments for PTSD, Sex Abuse Victims

Scientists Explore Hallucinogen Treatments for PTSD, Sex Abuse Victims | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Mind-altering compounds, such as LSD and psilocybin, stirred controversy in the 1960s. As the counter-culture’s psychedelic drugs of choice, the widespread use - and abuse - of hallucinogens prompte...
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Call for ecstasy to treat trauma stress

Call for ecstasy to treat trauma stress | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
Ecstasy pills would be given to Australian bushfire victims, flood survivors and soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, in a controversial proposal for a clinical trial.
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PTSD and MDMA Therapy - Medical Uses of Ecstasy - Oprah.com

PTSD and MDMA Therapy - Medical Uses of Ecstasy - Oprah.com | Psychedelic Research | Scoop.it
MDMA - the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy - has been reviled as a menace, a scourge, and even a killer.
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