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Ecstasy plus therapy for PTSD, and the effects of early childhood development programs on mothers

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Staff Writer Kelly Servick talks with host Sarah Crespi about the pairing of a specific type of psychotherapy with the drug 3,4-methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy, for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

Also this week, Pamela Jakiela, an economics professor at Williams College, discusses the importance of knowing how early childhood development interventions like free day care or parenting classes have an effect on caregivers, particularly mothers.

This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.

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