4027-22: Veterans, Psychedelics, and PTSD: Healing the Wounds of Service

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4027-22:  Veterans, Psychedelics, and PTSD: Healing the Wounds of Service

MDMA-assisted therapy shows promise in phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of PTSD in Veterans. Evidence indicates that MDMA-assisted therapy is an efficacious treatment and safer than first-line medications. MDMA maximizes therapeutic effects of psychotherapy by decreasing suicidal ideation, depressed mood, substance use, and trauma.

  Brenda Mayfield, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies to disclose. 

This PowerPoint presentation is intended for educational purposes only. In no way does this presentation, its author, the accrediting agency, or any aforementioned persons encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor do they encourage or condone partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances.

This presentation is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard online.

Discussions of off-label uses of non-FDA approved substances will take place in this presentation.

Session Length:
  44 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence of MDMA-assisted therapy as an efficacious treatment for Veterans with PTSD.

Keywords:  PTSD, Psychedelics, Veteran

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2025

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