September 11, 2023
Life Sciences | Tea Leaves
  • The accrediting association for psychedelic practitioners has outlined what it says are the first set of professional guidelines for psychedelic-assisted therapy. The principles outlined by the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA) aim to bring structure to the field amid rapidly growing interest in incorporating psychedelics like psilocybin and MDMA into mental health treatment. The standards are based on a relatively small but growing evidence base, and future guidelines will be informed by new research, APPA said. Additional professional infrastructure in the field and FDA approval of a psychedelic-assisted therapy could also shape future guidelines. (Article here)