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13News Now Investigates: FDA trial uses Ecstasy to treat PTSD

The use of the drug MDMA could provide true healing to military members with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Laura Geller

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Published: 2/7/2018 11:29:29 AM
Updated: 11:29 AM EST February 7, 2018

An illegal drug that is popular in the club scene may offer hope for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The federal government fast-tracked a study on how MDMA, more commonly called ecstasy or Molly, can help people with PTSD. So far, the results have been so promising, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated it a "breakthrough therapy."

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