The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies or MAPS is trying to find out in a new study if this is possible. The efficacy and safety of MDMA-assisted therapy are still being explored. In Canada, it has not been approved as a method of treatment for any medical condition.
Ronan Levy, the founder of Field Trip Health which is a mental wellness company in Canada, stated that there have been previous studies showing the possibility of using MDMA-assisted therapy in treating PTSD. The Toronto location of the company has been selected as one of the sites for the trial study.
This therapy utilizes psychedelic molecules to improve traditional therapy methods. Patients who will participate in the trial will work with therapists from the start until the end of the treatment.
Similar to other therapies that utilize a psychedelic approach, MDMA helps people have a different perspective in their lives. Most of the mental health conditions are caused by traumatic experiences wherein most people have a hard time dealing with their emotions. This kind of approach can help them process these objectively when they can revisit those experiences.
Levy believes that the trial will significantly have a positive impact on many people’s lives