What is Psilocybin Therapy?
Psilocybin therapy is the combination of psychotherapy and the psychedelic substance ‘psilocybin’. It is used as an aid in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Under the guidance of expert medical practitioners, it may help patients overcome various mental ailments safely and effectively.
In 2018, the FDA—in an attempt to generate further interest in its study and research—labeled psilocybin therapy a ‘breakthrough therapy’ because of its effectiveness as a treatment for anxiety disorders and depression in patients suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer. The attempt proved to be successful, as many companies have since invested significant amounts in discovering more about the mushroom and its properties.
We know so far that the substance works by initiating a flow of serotonin in the brain and helps stabilize the patients’ mood and generate feelings of well-being and happiness. Further effects and any possible side effects are still being researched.
At GATEWAY Sciences, we choose only the best, most optimal treatment methods for ailments—both physical and mental. Our researchers work ceaselessly to discover new applications for treatments such as psilocybin therapy in an effort to destigmatize the use of psychedelics in medical therapy.