The Psychopharmacology of ±3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine and its Role in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

@article{Amoroso2015ThePO,
  title={The Psychopharmacology of ±3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine and its Role in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Timothy Amoroso},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  year={2015},
  volume={47},
  pages={337 - 344}
}
  • Timothy Amoroso
  • Published 20 October 2015
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Abstract Prior to 1985, ± 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was readily used as a psychotherapeutic adjunct. As MDMA became popular in treating various psychiatric illnesses by mental health professionals, the public started to abuse the MDMA-containing recreational drug “ecstasy.” This alarmed the DEA, which led to emergency scheduling of MDMA as a Schedule I drug. Due to its scheduling in 1985, human research and clinical use has been limited. The majority of research on MDMA has been… 

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