What is MAPS?
Founded in 1986 by Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS’ most recent study is using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of severe PTSD. To learn more, visit the MAPS website: maps.org
MAPS Success Treating PTSD
MAPS’ Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD had 107 participants, all of which had chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Patients in this trial had experienced, on average, 17 years of debilitating PTSD, limiting their quality of life, relationships, successes, and so much more. Upon completion of the trial, receiving only two to three sessions of MDMA assisted psychotherapy, 56% no longer qualified for PTSD at their 2-month follow-up. At the 12-month follow-up, 68% no longer had PTSD. To learn more about this study, go to: http://www.maps.org/research/mdma
MAPS had breakthrough results on their Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and are now conducting Phase 3 trials, the final stage of research before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can approve a new prescription treatment. MAPS currently aims to submit its New Drug Application to the FDA in 2021 for approval. Drug development is expensive, but with our help, MAPS will be able to make this PTSD treatment widely available to the 25 million people in the world who are suffering from serious trauma.
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