Daryl Lindsey
November 30, 2016 1:22 pm
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The Food and Drug Administration approved phase-3 clinical trials to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder using a surprising drug: Ecstasy.

The 230-patient trial is the third step toward making the recreational drug, also known as MDMA, a prescription treatment for PTSD as early as 2021.

During the first two trials, doctors gave patients three doses of the drug over 8-hour periods. The patients relaxed on futons in rooms full of candles and soft music. At the completion of the trial, two-thirds of patients “no longer met the criteria for PTSD,” the study claims.

Many doctors, like psychologist Andrew Parrot, are skeptical about using Ecstacy for clinical use.

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Others say it’s working, and the effects on people with PTSD could be life-changing and life-saving.

Hopefully, this new research will lead to better lives for many people.

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