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Perceptions of Life and Death: How Participants’ Experiences Change Through a Trial of Mdma-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety Associated with Life-Threatening Illness
by Osunfunlayo-Blaustein, Lia, Psy.D., John F. Kennedy University, 2019, 156; 22624358
Abstract (Summary)

Anxiety associated with life-threatening illness is a serious issue impacting a significant number of Americans. Traditional psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy have targeted this challenge with varying success. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-Assisted Psychotherapy (MDMA-AP) is a modality providing a different approach to treating anxiety associated with life-threating illness. Studies have found that participants reported improvements in: their relationship to their illness, ability to fathom life and death, interpersonal relationships, mood, functioning, and quality of life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Haldeman, Douglas C.
Commitee: Van Oot, Peter H.
School: John F. Kennedy University
Department: College of Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 81/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Pharmacology
Keywords: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Life-threatening illness, MDMA, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, Psycho-existential distress
Publication Number: 22624358
ISBN: 9798645485467
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