Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction.
This TEDx talk explores the practice of MDMA Psychotherapy, illustrated with the life-story of a fictional typical patient. We owe it to this population of vulnerable, untreated patients with unremitting mental disorders due to psychological trauma, to explore MDMA Therapy as potential new treatment for the future of psychiatric medicine.
"Talk covers the wonderous complexity of the brain – the most complex organ in the universe – but one which often goes wrong – so that the cost of brain disorders is greater than that of cancer diabetes and cardiovascular diseases together.
David Nutt explains how through decades of education and training the brain constrains the contents of the mind by limiting its activity and directions.
Research finds MDMA can help with drinking issues.