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Can MDMA and mushrooms treat PTSD?

We’ve got to find more treatment options for vets with PTSD. That’s what the VA is doing now — the org launched clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms to determine if they’re effective for treating PTSD, substance abuse, and other conditions vets face.

The theory at the heart of the research is that compounds such as MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, and psilocybin mushrooms, when taken in a safe setting under the guidance of skilled therapists, can yield powerful insights and disrupt harmful patterns of thought and behavior.

Read more about it from the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño.