Australian radio program 2ser discusses the possibility that Australia could be the next country to welcome research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treating PTSD. The show’s hosts explore the chances of bringing MDMA research to Australia, especially as a way to help heal many veterans suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD.
With Post traumatic stress disorder increasingly becoming a problem, the US have recently conducted medical trials which may provide a radical new treatment. The trials have proposed hallucinogenic drugs such as MDMA to be the key to providing treatment and now there is a push for these trials to begin in Australia.
Psychologist Dr Stephen Bright from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University joined the show to discuss how this treatment works and what this means for the stigma which surrounds illicit drugs.