I have thought long and hard before publishing a link to this article. It is about using the recreational drug MDMA. I am not suggesting, endorsing, or recommending anyone to use this drug.
We know that PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other such conditions extract a high price from individuals. Companies and organisations lose effective members of staff and want to get them back to work as quickly as possible. And governments look at the whole economy want to find the cheapest way of getting more people back to work.
When you read a study like the one below I tend to look at it from the viewpoint of how likely would it be to help me? Other people such as employers and governments are less focused on individuals on more on groups.
As somebody who helps individuals with the above conditions, I still feel there is no substitute to working with the therapist who gets you.
I have certainly come across people who have told me about using drugs such as MDMA has helped them. I’ve also come across many for whom it did nothing.
From my perspective, as somebody who practices Havening, which is a form of memory reconsolidation therapy, I understand this hit and miss nature.
Most of these conditions are highly likely to have emotional memories behind them; memories that sometimes we are hardly aware of. We know that if that specific memory can be fully engaged then it can be changed. The window of time for change is limited just a few hours at most, however if you get it right then change which is transforming can take place.
The trouble with the study below is that the timing is not covered. So we don’t know if the person had the relevant memories activated at the time of taking the drug.
However, if you’re interested please read the article below. Let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment in the comment section.
Below is an article written by Sadhana Bharanidharan from Medical Daily
After being banned in the 1980s, MDMA has risen again in recent years as an unconventional aid against trauma. Now, researchers announced promising results after studying the use of MDMA combined with psychotherapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The clinical trial was approved by the U.S.
Below is an article from SkyNews
The ecstasy drug MDMA could help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder, a pilot study has found. Scientists in California combined MDMA treatment in varying doses with psychotherapy on a study of 22 military veterans, three firefighters and a police officer, all diagnosed with PTSD.