Boulder: Second and Third Subjects Enrolled; IRB Approves Amended Protocol
On August 12 and 29, 2013, the second and third subjects were enrolled in our ongoing study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for 12 subjects with PTSD in Boulder, Colorado. These subjects are both women suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD as a result of sexual abuse. All subjects will receive MDMA-assisted psychotherapy sessions from one of our therapist/intern teams. On August 13, the Institutional Review Board approved a series of changes to the study protocol, including adjustments to the dosing schedule and the addition of two safety measures. Unfortunately, recent flooding in Boulder has caused the treatment room ceiling to collapse, delaying the first experimental treatment sessions.