What is Psychedelic Assisted Therapy?
Psychedelic therapy (also known as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy) is a type of mental health treatment in which a psychedelic drug is taken as part of the treatment process. The use of psychedelics is usually combined with talk therapy in psychedelic therapy. While this may sound surprising to many, psychedelics have been used for both therapeutic and spiritual reasons in many indigenous cultures and countries. However, psychedelic therapy is generally new to the world of Western psychiatry.
In both clinical and nonclinical settings, several kinds of mind-altering psychedelic drugs are currently being administered and researched for therapeutic purposes. Examples of psychedelic drugs that are naturally derived from plants in nature include psilocybin (mushrooms), DMT, peyote, ayahuasca, and ibogaine. Some examples of human-made chemical compounds of psychedelics include ketamine, MDMA, and LSD.
Therapy in Las Vegas with psilocybin, MDMA & ketamine
Many people have tried everything to overcome depression, PTSD, or anxeity. And now, there is growing research that psychedelic therapy can help!
There is some evidence that psychedelics may be useful in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD). According to a 2019 study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, a combination of MDMA and psychotherapy was effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in a group of military veterans and first responders. These findings are promising for the future of treating trauma and doing trauma work as a whole.
Research, approval, and the future of psychedelic therapy
Many companies are currently seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for psychedelic-assisted therapies. If approved, this therapy could become more widely available to patients seeking mental health treatment.
Researchers are also using neuro-imaging instruments like PET scans and fMRI to get a glimpse into how psychedelics affect the brain. To do this, biomarkers in the brain are identified and used to predict one’s treatment response.
Disclaimer: These recent findings are definitely exciting, but more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and risks of psychedelic therapy for mental health. Due to the risky nature of the treatment, psychedelic therapy should only be facilitated under the guidance of a trained professional in a safe and controlled environment.
Benefits of Psychedelic Therapy
Increased Love & Affection
More Peace in Your Daily Life
Greater Sense of Closeness
Improved Feelings of Harmony
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