MDMA-assisted therapy – new hope for trauma patients?
ONSDAG 23 JUNI
Welcome to a public and free webinar on the latest research on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The event is presented by Osmond Foundation, in collaboration with WONSA and Nätverket för psykedelisk vetenskap. The webinar will be in English, with a focus on the situation in Sweden.
PTSD is a severe and difficult to treat condition that can affect people who have been exposed to traumatic events, i.e. war or violence. Available treatments including psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy help some, but unfortunately many patients remain in a desperate situation despite trying everything. Suicide and substance abuse rates are high among these patients.
In the spring of 2021, the results of first Phase-3 clinical trial was published on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD. The study is part of a pharmaceutical research program by The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and experts now believe that the treatment may be approved in the US as early as 2023. In Sweden however, there is no ongoing research with MDMA. Why is that? Is there a need for new treatment models in Sweden, and can MDMA-assisted psychotherapy be an alternative?
To answer these questions we are joined by two experts in this field, who will present on the topic and participate in a panel discussion. The webinar is hosted by Filip Bromberg, clinical psychologist and chairman of Osmond Foundation.
Dr Corine de Boer is the Chief Medical Officer of MAPS. Dr. de Boer will present the latest research findings on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and share insights on the roadmap to implementation of the treatment.
Dr. Gita Rajan is the founder of WONSA (World Of No Sexual Abuse), a Swedish foundation and clinic specializing in complex PTSD among survivors of sexual trauma. As Dr Rajan’s research has shown, the lack of treatment options for these patients constitutes a failure to offer gender equal care. In this webinar, she will help us understand the current situation and what the need looks like.
No registration is required. Join here.
ONSDAG 23 JUNI
Evenemang av Osmond Foundation, Nätverket för psykedelisk vetenskap och Wonsa – world of no sexual abuse