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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, however, those with serious to life-threatening conditions may be able to gain approval through Canada’s Special Access Program on the grounds of compassionate access. If you believe you may qualify for this program, we can assist you in your application. To learn more, 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: 

  • Addiction
  • Depression & Anxiety in patients with cancer
  • Depression & Anxiety in patients at the end of their life (terminally ill) 
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Eating Disorders

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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Our Locations

For those who qualify for the Special Access Program, we can support Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy in the following clinics:

Montreal 393 Laurier West
393 Av. Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2V 2K3
Numinus Montreal 397 Laurier West
397 Laurier Ave W, Montreal QC H2V 2K3
Numinus Montreal Sherbrooke
5165 Sherbrooke St W, Suite 405, Montreal, QC H4A 1T6

Disclaimer

Psilocybin is not yet approved by Health Canada for any indication and is not available legally except through government exemptions or clinical trials. These medications are not suitable for everyone and can be addictive. Self-diagnosis and self-medication can be dangerous. Do not alter your medication regimen without consulting a healthcare professional. Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening symptoms, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes.

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