Mt. Pleasant, SC doctor using ecstasy to treat PTSD in veterans (video)

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Five million people suffer from it every year. One in 13 will develop it in their lifetime. We’re talking about post traumatic stress disorder.

More troubling for those that have it is that there is no known cure. But a Mount Pleasant doctor says a controversial therapy reduces the effects of PTSD at a greater rate than traditional treatments.

His therapy? A party drug called ecstasy.

Behind the walls of a small Mount Pleasant office, the walls of emotional paralysis cemented by trauma are slowly being torn down.

“There are things, events that happened in your life, you may not like these things but they happen. You are going to say I’m going to get them out of my life, but you’re never going to get them out of your brain,” said Ret. Maj. Ricky Smith.

Read the rest of Dean Stephens’ report for WCIV ABC News

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