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Emory researchers studying psychedelic-assisted treatment for PTSD

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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“We need treatment options,” said Barbara Rothbaum, a clinical psychologist at Emory and one of the study’s investigators. “People are able to approach distressing memories with less distress when they are on MDMA — with less anxiety.” Funded with grants from the Wounded Warrior Project and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the research at Emory comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration weighs an application for MDMA-assisted therapy. That application was submitted by Lykos Therapeutics, a corporation created by the psychedelic studies association. This month, an FDA advisory...

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