September 5, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Dallas Event: Treating PTSD with MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) researchers Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., will speak in Dallas on September 8, 2014.
Virginia Wright, MAPS
831-629-6362 x107 / 831-234-4491
Tom Huckabee (Dallas organizer)
DALLAS, Tex.—MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) researchers Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., will speak in Dallas on September 8, 2014. The Mithoefers have completed one Phase 2 clinical trial testing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, which found that 83% of subjects who received MDMA-assisted psychotherapy no longer qualified for PTSD after treatment. Primarily female survivors of sexual assault and abuse, these subjects had suffered from PTSD for an average of 19 years. A follow up study demonstrated that these powerful results were sustained over three and a half years later.
The Mithoefers are currently conducting a second trial with veterans, police officers, and firefighters with service-related PTSD, and are also developing training programs for MAPS researchers. This is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand about their valuable and increasingly recognized work.
The Mithoefers’ research is sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit research and educational organization developing novel approaches to treat some of the world’s most challenging mental health issues. MAPS is developing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy into a treatment for chronic PTSD, end-of-life anxiety, and anxiety related to autism. MDMA-assisted psychotherapy combines talk therapy with the use of MDMA, a synthetic compound that may increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy by strengthening the alliance between therapist and patient, and help subjects feel more comfortable discussing difficult memories and emotions.
Meet the Mithoefers: Dinner and Discussion
Monday, September 8—7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bungalow Bar at SALT 3121 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204
$10 per person includes pizza, lecture, Q&A, and reception with cash bar.
The evening is hosted by Michael Cain and Tom Huckabee, and sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), THE STARCK PROJECT, and Andrew Ormsby.
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