Psychedelic trips could soon be part of therapy — here’s what those sessions will look like

Source: Cory Stieg, CNBC

With psilocybin, for instance, it is believed the drug boosts connectivity in the brain and increases “neuroplastic states,” which are the brain’s ability to reorganize and adapt, says Dr. Stephen Ross, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, who has been conducting clinical trials on psilocybin-assisted therapy for the past 16 years.

A recent Yale University study conducted on mice, for instance, found that a single dose of psilocybin led to an immediate increase in connections between neurons that lasted for a month afterwards.

When on psychedelics, “parts of the brain that don’t normally speak to each other start to communicate with each other, and it appears to reset brain patterns in some way,” he says.

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