Studies are small in scale, should be viewed with ‘critical lens,’ says clinician scientist
After decades of therapy for anxiety and suicidal thoughts, nurse Stephanie Hug says she found relief from a 12-week pilot treatment program that combines the psychedelic anesthetic ketamine with psychotherapy.
“I had tried different medications, I exercised, I did the positive self-talk, you know, I tried so many things,” said Hug, an operating room nurse in Nanaimo, B.C.
Dr. Evan Wood, a professor of medicine at UBC in Vancouver, says there is “a real openness” to psychedelic-assisted therapies because existing treatments don’t work for everyone.
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