MDMA Therapy for PTSD
research & Helpful Information about MDMA Therapy
Here I am collating research and resources that I find useful.
Check out my library of content to help you understand the process of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (MDMA for PTSD Therapy) from my experience.
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Research & Helpful Information
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Neuly – Your Guide to Psychedelics: Researchers, Founders, Investors, Therapists, Activists *This is a rich site that has practitioners, clinical trials, and a ton of research. Well worth bookmarking.
UC Berkeley Psychedelics Survey –
- A recording of yesterday’s 1-hour presentation
- The presentation deck (Please be sure to view it with the speaker’s notes visible at the bottom of each slide for the most context)
- The survey questionnaire with topline results
- The survey crosstabs in Excel format (best for data sorting or analysis) or PDF (best for readability)
Fireside Project – The Psychedelic Peer Support Line Provides Emotional Support During and After Psychedelic Experiences 62-Fireside
The Microdose – An independent journalism newsletter supported by the U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics
Tricycle Day – Get Smarter about Psychedelics in Under 10 Minutes a Week
ThirdWave – Ground-breaking research, real-world stories, exclusive discounts, and psychedelic reflections in one short email.
PSYCHEDELIC ALPHA – An independent newsletter and community that strives to empower a diverse constellation of individuals and organizations with the knowledge, network, and nuance to make an impact within the field of psychedelic medicine and beyond.
PsychedelicsOne – Microdose Psychedelic Insights (Click the menu bar to get newsletter sign-up page)*This newsletter is focused on industry insights and has more of a financial focus. You’ll see articles about other folks than MAPS running trials.
Psychedelic Spotlight – “Our mission is to help people obtain a reliable source for the latest stories in the emerging psychedelics industry, covering breakthrough discoveries, investor news, and cultural reform.”
Psychedelic Invest – Psychedelic News and Analysis Made Simple for Investors
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The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Bessel A. van der Kolk (This book showed me trauma lives in the body and explained my PTSD reactions from my childhood. After reading this book I agreed to the therapy.) * Great Rolling Stone article that reviews van der Kolk’s book and history.
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture – Gabor Mate (This book explained why I have always felt an internal loneliness and how it connected to my parents’ inability to bond with me.)
It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle Mark Wolynn (I have come to understand generational trauma as I have reflected on how my family acted.)
When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate (I find this book interesting as it explains the mind-body connection between emotions and disease.)
Supernormal: The Secret World of the Family Hero – Meg Jay (This book showed me how other abused children developed similar coping mechanisms that I had. I saw my overachievement and desperation for a better life in this book.)
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook – What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing. Bruce D. Perry (I found this book fascinating. It was the first time I heard “Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.”)
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addition, Depression, and Transcendence – Michael Pollan (Fantastic overview of psychedelics in general while also explaining the challenges researchers have faced around testing psychedelics for mental health issues.)
Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression…and Feel More Love – I haven’t read this book yet but the description seems to have all green flags for me.
Reason for Hope – Authored by Sen. Booker (D, NJ), Sen. Paul (R, KY), Rep. Deane (D, PA), and Rep. Mace (R, SC), this legislation will accelerate the research and deployment of psychedelic medicine and assisted therapies that have been granted breakthrough therapy status by the FDA, and are eligible for Expanded Access. Read more here. Read the full bill text and our letter of support.
Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition – The United States is experiencing an unprecedented mental health and addition crisis. Nowhere is this felt more than within the Veteran community, where an estimated 20 Veterans take their own lives every single day. We are a coalition of Veteran-led organizations committed to ending the Veteran suicide epidemic by any means necessary.
Healing Breakthrough – Transforming Veteran PTSD treatment with MDMA-Assisted Therapy
New Approach PAC is a 527 nonprofit organization founded in 2014 and based in Washington, D.C. The organization supports progressive initiatives, especially initiatives that seek to legalize medical and recreational marijuana.
Transform – Drug Policy Foundation: We are an independent, UK-based charity working nationally and internationally towards a just and effective system of legal regulation for all drugs. When we legalise and regulate drugs that are currently illegal we can make them safer, while taking the market away from organised crime.