Study: Mdma Could Help Autistic Adults With Social Anxiety

New research shows that Mdma, the chemical compound found in the street drug ecstasy, may help adults with autism cope with the social anxiety often associated with the disorder.

Charles Grob, M.D., and Alicia Danforth, Ph.D., researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-ucla Medical Center, gave either Mdma or a placebo to 12 participants with autism in this small pilot study, during two eight-hour psychotherapy sessions. They used the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (Lsas) to measure participants’ anxiety levels before the treatment, and one month after the second session.
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