An article by Heffter researcher Matthew Johnson and his colleagues is bringing international media attention to the promise of psychedelic therapy. “Psychedelic Medicine: A Reemerging Therapeutic Paradigm,” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reviews the use of psychedelics for treating serious disorders including anxiety, addiction, and PTSD. The authors conclude that psychedelic substances “may offer new ways to treat mental illness and addiction in patients who do not benefit from currently available treatments.” They also warn of potential hazards and encourage mental health professionals to learn more about this important subject.
The article is getting a lot of attention in popular media outlets including the LA Times, The Daily Beast,Newsweek, and others. The broad coverage is another sign of increasing public interest in psychedelic science.