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


MDMA, a psychedelic drug, has successfully been used to reopen the ‘critical period’ of learning the reward values of social behaviors. Researchers report, in mature mice given MDMA, oxytocin triggers signaling in synapses that help encode social learning and memory, a process that does not usually occur in older animals. The findings could help in the development of treatments for PTSD and other disorders.
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Author: neurosciencenews – robotics
Date/time: 5th April 2019, 03:02

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