Mdma Clinical Trials
Open-label Phase 2 Study of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in Veterans With Combat-Related, Refractory PTSD
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Organisation Name: VA Loma Linda Health Care System
Overal Status: Not yet recruiting
Start Date: January 2021
Last Update: October 8, 2020
Lead Sponsor: VA Loma Linda Health Care System
Brief Summary: This will be a single-site, open-label phase 2 study designed to test the feasibility of administering MDMA in conjunction with psychotherapy for combat-related treatment-resistant PTSD in US military veterans currently enrolled in VA. MDMA will be given in conjunction with structured psychotherapy in three single-dose psychotherapy sessions in a hospital setting over the course of 12 weeks, along with preparatory and integration psychotherapy sessions in-between each active-dose session. The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the risks, benefits, and feasibility of MDMA used in conjunction with manualized psychotherapy, on reduction of symptoms, or remission of PTSD, as evaluated by standard clinical measures, in a VA Healthcare System.Conditions
The primary outcome measure for the study is the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5), a semi-structured interview used in the majority of clinical trials for PTSD, which will be assessed at baseline, primary endpoint, and at the long-term 12-month follow-up visit. Secondary safety and efficacy measures will also be collected.
The planned duration of this study is 1-3 years, with each active treatment period lasting approximately 12 weeks, along with a long-term follow-up 12 months after the last active-drug session.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Combat Stress Disorders
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