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STATES CHRONICLE – MDMA or, if you call it by its more popular name, ecstasy, has both positive and negative effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been quite fascinated with the good effects of this drug, up to the point that they are planning to use it in a breakthrough treatment for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What effects does MDMA have?
Among the positive effects MDMA might have on a person, it’s worth mentioning the sudden buzz of energy and euphoria which enhance the way in which we perceive images and other stimuli. Also, those who take the drug might feel lots of love and affection for those around them.
Just like any other drug, it has negative effects as well, and these are enough to overshadow all those so-called advantages you might experience after taking ecstasy. They include confusion, which later develops into paranoia, and might even degenerate to psychosis.
Even so, the FDA has been impressed by the positive effects of MDMA, and thought of using them as a treatment for PTSD. After running several preliminary trials, they discovered the drug might be suitable to treat the disease.
The drug might be used against PTSD symptoms together with psychotherapy
This means that the drug might receive a specially designed version which should be commercially available as a PTSD therapy. The government is really considering the transformation of MDMA into medicine, and is preparing to undertake Phase 3 testing, which include randomized placebo-controlled testing.
Also, patients will receive both psychotherapy and three doses of ecstasy. If the results are positive, we might be on the way of adding one more drug on the list of possible medicine. The FDA is really open to such option, and is ready to include anything among possible treatments, as long as it brings significant results. MDMA might be altering the mind of people, but it might also be able to save their lives.
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