Faculty Sponsor

Warren Allen

Date

2016-05-26

Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that afflicts millions of individuals in the United States. Its complexity has resulted in physicians struggling to effectively implement and maintain treatment. Emerging studies suggest that ±3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), or “ecstasy”, may prove beneficial in treating PTSD in combination with conventional psychotherapy. By acting on the 5-HT transporter in the brain, MDMA has been found to have positive effects on brain activity; encouraging neuroplasticity through the accumulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Integrating psychoactive drugs into polytrauma therapy will broaden our understanding of the components involved in maintaining wellness in the human psyche.

Type

Presentation

Type (DCMI Terms)

Image; StillImage; Text

Department

Health/Exercise Science

Language

eng

Rights

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