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The promise of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in combination with prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder

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The research reviewed here (Maples-Keller, Norrholm, Burton, Reiff, Coghlan, Jovanovic, Yasinksi, Jarboe, Rakofsky, Rauch, Dunlop, & Rothbaum, 2022) was supported with funding from the Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation and NIH grant P50MH100023.The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) was the study sponsor, and its wholly owned subsidiary MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) was the sponsor designee and trial organizer. BOR has funding from Wounded Warrior Project, Department of Defense Clinical Trial Grant No.W81XWH-10-1-1045, and McCormick Foundation. BOR receives royalties from Oxford University Press, Guilford, APPI, and Emory University and received advisory board payments from Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Nobilis Therapeutics, Sophren, Neuronetics, and Aptinyx. JMK has funding from the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K12HD085850, UL1TR002378 (Georgia CTSA), has received funding and consulting payments from COMPASS Pathways, and receives support from the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the Infinite Hero Foundation. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Rothbaum, B.O., Maples-Keller, J.L. The promise of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in combination with prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychopharmacol. 48, 255–256 (2023).

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