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Psychedelic Therapy: Uses, Risks, and More

What Is Psychedelic Therapy?

Psychedelic therapy is a form of psychiatric practice. In this procedure, a psychedelic substance is ingested to provide the desired effects. Many psychedelic drugs are used, from plant-based options like ibogaine, ayahuasca, peyote, DMT, or psilocybin, to chemical compounds, such as LSD, MDMA, or ketamine. Indigenous people have long used psychedelics for religious and therapeutic purposes, but psychedelic therapy is still quite new in clinical settings. Since more psychedelic substances are legalized, this practice also becomes more popular. It is usually combined with talk therapy to treat different conditions.  [1]