MDMA - From Ecstasy to Therapy with Dr. Itay Kohane

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Ecstasy, Molly, MD, and other nicknames were given to 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine - MDMA, one of the most revolutionary discoveries in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.

In this unique and fascinating series, you will learn about the journey of MDMA – from its first synthesis early in the 20th century for blood-clot medicine, through therapy in the 70s, evolution in becoming the “love drug” and popular rave drug in the 80s, to its current use.

In the 80s MDMA was given an “Emergency Schedule I” classification and became illegal to use recreationally and in therapy, which resulted in termination of all research.

Following its illegalization and a classification as a “Schedule I” drug, MAPS began working on legalizing MDMA again, which eventually led to the studies we hear about today to treat trauma and PTSD, and expects the FDA to approve its use by the end of 2023.

In this new and first of its kind series you will learn
-Evolution of MDMA until this day
-Trauma, PTSD, and the way MDMA provides healing
-A unique opportunity to see how an MDMA-Assisted Therapy session looks like
-Q&A for everything else you wanted to know

Dr. Itay Kohane is a Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles. He specializes in trauma, addiction, LGBTQ+, infertility, and body-mind connection. Dr. Kohane works with children and adults, in individual, couples and family settings. He completed certifications in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Ketamine assisted psychotherapy and MDMA assisted therapy through MAPS.

He served as a pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and today works in private practice and a substance abuse rehab facility, as well as supervising doctoral students.

Disclaimer - Much of the content you are about to watch comes from MAPS’ protocol in their study, with open access to the public, as well as traditions developed along the years. There is no advice to use MDMA in any kind of setting, as it is an illegal substance.

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4 episodes in this course