How ecstasy can help with PTSD symptoms

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The illegal drug MDMA is found in ecstasy. It could be a promising new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for large-scale clinical trials of the drug for PTSD patients. It’s a step toward approving it for prescription use.

Credits

Guests:
CJ Hardin - U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Michael Mithoefer - Psychiatrist

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy