Psychedelic therapy

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Psychedelic therapy refers to therapeutic practices involving the use of psychedelic drugs, particularly serotonergic psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, and 2C-B, primarily to assist psychotherapy. As an alternative to synonyms such as "hallucinogen", "entheogen", "psychotomimetic" and other functionally constructed names, the use of the term psychedelic ("mind-manifesting") emphasizes that those who use these drugs as part of a therapeutic practice believe these drugs can facilitate beneficial exploration of the psyche.

A small number of therapists continue to use MDMA in therapy despite its illegal status.[1]

List of substances researched in psychedelic therapy


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See also

  • Levy, Enno Freye ; in collaboration with Joseph V. (2009). Pharmacology and abuse of cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and related designer drugs a comprehensive review on their mode of action, treatment of abuse and intoxication (Online-Ausg. ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. p. 152. ISBN 9789048124480.