MDMA assisted psychotherapy

As I have seen quite a few drugs come into glory and fall from grace; I am cautious to adopt new psychopharmacological interventions.

According to Wikipedia, MDMA-assisted Paychotherapy still remains controversial.

“Adverse effects include addiction, memory problems, paranoiadifficulty sleepingteeth grindingblurred visionsweating, and a rapid heartbeat.[14] Deaths have been reported due to increased body temperature and dehydration.[14] Following use people often feel depressed and tired.[14] MDMA acts primarily by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitters serotonindopamine, and noradrenaline in parts of the brain.[14][15] It belongs to the substituted amphetamineclasses of drugs and has stimulant and hallucinogenic effects.[6][16]
Usage may also be associated with permanent damage to neurons.

I see that some short term studies looks “promising”.  I am weary of the unknown longterm risk-benefit ratio.  I think I would perhaps first try some non-pharmacological mindfulness-based interventions.

Just my thoughts.

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