Halucenex, located in Windsor, Nova Scotia, is in the midst of a clinical trial examining psilocybin as a potential treatment for PTSD. Trial participants include doctors, therapists, first responders, and veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD. The group of 20 patients will receive a microdose (10mg) of synthetic psilocybin, followed by a lager dose (25mg) one week later.
Brenda Perks, an experienced nurse who will guide participants through the experience told CBC news that the trial is aimed at reducing fear and stigmas associated with psychedelic medicine:
“By doing the trials, we’re hoping to remove the fears and anxieties around so-called psychedelic drugs…that’s what we’re hoping to gain is more support around that so that we can remove some old ways of thinking around psychedelics.”
Researchers, mental health advocates and writers have extolled the psychological benefits of psychedelics for decades. Substances like psilocybin, they say, are not as mysterious and
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