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Ask Dr. Nandi: Treating PTSD with ecstasy

Posted at 6:02 PM, Sep 14, 2015

It's known as ecstasy, "x," and, "Molly," but now the party drug MDMA may be moving from the club scene to the clinic.

The FDA approved phase two studies of the treatment, where ecstasy is used to help PTSD patients.

The results found 83 percent of patients treated using MDMA were cured of their PTSD. That's huge compared to just 25 percent being cured with talk therapy alone.

You can see Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi talk more about the studies in the video player above.