Ecstasy Greenlighted for PTSD

What the Hell

What the Hell

A club drug may actually help thousands of people cope with trauma.

The FDA is declaring MDMA, or ecstasy, as a breakthrough therapy for  treating post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). The recreational drug has  been shown in clinical trials to provide significant relief for those  with PTSD.

The new designation will help pave the way for effective treatments  to be developed. The drug derives much of its benefit from creating  feelings of euphoria. In one trial the drug led to more than 60 percent  of test subjects ending up no longer suffering from PTSD.

Source: Live Science