Implications for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy

magnetic resonance imaging study with psilocybin – Implications for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy: functional

Br_J_Psychiatry_2012_Carhart-Harris-thumbnailBackground
Psilocybin is a classic psychedelic drug that has a history of use in psychotherapy. One of the rationales for its use was that it aids emotional insight by lowering psychological defences.

Aims
To test the hypothesis that psilocybin facilitates access to personal memories and emotions by comparing subjective and neural responses to positive autobiographical memories under psilocybin and placebo.


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