Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts about six percent of the population. It manifests in various symptoms, and is often co-morbid with conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. The FDA fast tracked MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to be approved as a prescription medication for PTSD. Other substances, too, have shown efficacy in research and anecdotally as treatments for trauma and its symptoms.
Things to Know
- The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies has completed the third and final phase of FDA-approved research looking into MDMA as a PTSD treatment
- Treating PTSD with psychedelics i is most commonly executed in the context of psychedelic-assisted therapy, integration, support, and intention setting
- MDMA may not only be a treatment, but a cure for PTSD, with research showing sustained healing effects in some patients
Psilocybin Mushrooms for PTSD
Research suggests psilocybin-assisted therapy may be an effective treatment for PTSD.Read about psilocybin mushrooms for PTSD.
MDMA for PTSD
MDMA appears to be effective in treating PTSD because it decreases activity in the amygdala—the part of the brain that processes fear.Read about MDMA for PTSD.
Ketamine for PTSD
Ketamine shows promise as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression and PTSD together, and for PTSD alone.Read about ketamine for PTSD.