Washington Post reports:
Capping a 17-year effort by a small but committed group of activists, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to let a South Carolina physician treat 12 trauma victims with the illegal street drug ecstasy in what will be the first U.S.-approved study of the recreational drug’s therapeutic potential.
The Washington Post: DEA agrees to study of street drug ecstasy
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March 15, 2004 at 3:44 pm
there is also a study currently underway looking at the use of ecstacy for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder.
March 15, 2004 at 8:23 pm
… but won’t the reduction of seratonin after the ecstasy high is over cause a backlash of emotional upheaval in the trauma patients?
Ecstasy does produce emotional lows on occasion.
March 16, 2004 at 6:45 pm
actually, the theraputic doses are so small compared to abuse amounts, that the reduction of serotonin is minimal. also, they could wean the dosage down to avoid a sudden change.