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Psychedelic drug MDMA may reawaken ‘critical period’ in brain to help treat PTSD

10:16 EDT 4 Apr 2019 | Science Blog

Psychedelic drug MDMA may reawaken 'critical period' in brain to help treat PTSDJohns Hopkins neuroscientists have found that the psychedelic drug MDMA reopens a kind of window, called a “critical period,” when the brain is sensitive to learning the reward value of social behaviors. The findings, reported April 3 in Nature, may explain why MDMA may be helpful in treating people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Critical periods […]

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