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Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

A novel treatment that uses Psilocybin in combination with psychotherapy to treat certain mental health and substance use challenges.

What is Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy?

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy combines regulated doses of Psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in some mushrooms) with psychotherapy to enhance the therapeutic process. Research and ongoing studies have shown that Psilocybin has promising therapeutic effects and could be a potential treatment for those with treatment-resistant mental health conditions. 

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy is not currently an approved treatment. Some patients are able to access this treatment on compassionate grounds. To learn more about available treatments, book a free informational call with one of our health navigators.

What does it treat?

Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy is currently being investigated for the treatment of a number of mental health conditions: 

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How Does It Work?

Neuroimaging studies have shown that during a psilocybin journey, there’s a lot of neural connectivity among areas of the brain that usually don’t talk to one another. This “rewiring of the brain”, also known as neuroplasticity, and the altered consciousness that an individual experiences during treatment may result in lasting benefits. 

Psilocybin can also positively alter an individual’s perception of themselves and the world around them, which is linked to changes in mood and behaviours. Studies have shown these changes last longer than the effects of the drug. This treatment could provide patients an alternative to daily medications.

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Disclaimer

Psychedelics are an emerging area of medicine. Information on this page is presented for educational purposes only and is not an exhaustive summary of the current state of research relative to psychedelic treatments, their reliability, contraindications, risks, side effects, or other pertinent information. Other than Spravato,® a form of esketamine, psychedelic medications have not been approved by Health Canada or the Food and Drug Administration for any mental health indication. Please refer to our Educational and Opinion Disclaimer.

Learn More About Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

RESEARCH
The Healing Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Eating Disorders
Eating disorders affect millions of people worldwide, presenting complex challenges that often require comprehensive and innovative approaches to treatment. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential […]
July 20, 2023
PODCAST
Psilocybin: history, uses, and research
In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the most fantastic of fungi, psilocybin mushrooms. They we explore ancient and modern […]
August 16, 2022

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