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Housecall for Health: Using Ecstasy to Treat PTSD

A dug associated with dark lights and house techno music may be the way to help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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A South Carolina psychiatrist is testing a controversial treatment for PTSD using the party drug, ecstasy.  The assistant professor of neuroscience treats war veterans with MDMA, a pure form of ecstasy, and finds that the drug lessens fear and defensiveness, while helping to establish trust.

The study is approved by the USDA and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, but experts are still unsure the benefits outweigh potential dangers.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.




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