Healthline – Mental Health Breakthrough: The Therapeutic Benefits of Psychedelics

According to Psychedelics Today podcast co-founder and CEO Joe Moore, many “classical psychedelics” have been available in the West for decades, largely illegally and for recreational use. These include:

  • lysergic acid (LSD or acid)
  • psilocybin (magic mushrooms)
  • DMT
  • mescaline (peyote)

“Many more have been developed since, and many more are still being developed for assorted medical indications,” Moore adds.

“We don’t yet have a full grasp of this on account of prohibition and inappropriate barriers to research,” says Moore. “What we do know is that at the very least, the mind is distributed through the body.”

Catch more of the interview with Joe in this Healthline article.

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PsychCentral – All About Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelics have been used as religious, medicinal, and wellness tools in many cultures and parts of the world for centuries. But in recent years, researchers have been studying the potential healing properties of these substances for mental health conditions. 

Although clinical studies on the therapeutic use of psychedelics are still underway, current research suggests that they may be able to help treat certain mental health conditions, like depression and PTSD, and improve overall mental health. 

This fascinating alternative practice is known as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP), or psychedelic therapy.

“Psychedelic therapy is the process of taking a psychedelic substance within a therapeutic setting, which typically includes psychotherapy,” explains Kyle Buller, MS, cofounder and director of training and clinical education at Psychedelics Today.

Catch more from Kyle in this interview with PsychCentral.

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