Brian Vastag

Science Journalist

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean up the War Mess?

I recently attended psychedelic medicine’s coming out party - a meeting of 1100 researchers and enthusiasts in San Jose, Calif. – and found the early data on MDMA (‘Ecstasy’) as an adjunct to talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder pretty compelling. Scientific American ran my piece on the study, which features a vet who says the therapy eliminated his PTSD symptoms. [Read Story]

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