Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT)

Psychedelic assisted therapy refers to a specific type of therapy that involves the patient taking a psychedelic as the rest of the therapy program is being administered. One of the most common types of therapy is called Talk Therapy. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get patients to engage in talk therapy because they remain defensive or closed off. One of the ways clinicians may make the process easier for patients is to administer a psychedelic. There are a number of mental health issues in which psychedelic-assisted therapy might be administered. Two common examples include major depressive disorder and substance use disorder. This type of therapy program is led by a clinician who is trained and experienced in mental health issues and psychedelic administration.