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MAPS Bulletin Summer 2014: Research Edition
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July 18, 2014

Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults: Third Subject Enrolled

On July 18, 2014, the third subject was enrolled in our new study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum. The first treatment sessions are now scheduled to take place in August. This exploratory pilot study in 12 subjects will focus on enhancing functional skills and quality of life in autistic adults with social anxiety. "We’re looking for something to facilitate positive, ongoing change," Principal Investigator Charles Grob, M.D., told the Los Angeles Daily News on August 2. "You can’t take an autistic person and make them un-autistic, but you can treat the overwhelming social anxiety." This study is being conducted in affiliation with the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.

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