Medicine/Healing

A healing trip: psychologists are testing MDMA to treat the trauma of racism

Dr. Williams wondered if the drug could be helpful for black and brown people suffering from PTSD. She notes how the most currently accepted treatment — prolonged exposure (PE) — can be difficult for many patients, and especially for racial or demographic minorities.

Even in the field of psychedelic research, her study stands out as innovative. Hers is the only ongoing clinical MDMA study focused on healing racial and sexual traumas experienced by African Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ people, and other minority populations. Dr. Williams stresses the importance of this focus, as most past and existing MDMA research was designed by, administered by, and conducted for white people: “Our site is the only in the U.S. focused on the experiences of people of color, and that is really exciting.”

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A healing trip: psychologists are testing MDMA to treat the trauma of racism
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