This article was originally published on Psychedelic Spotlight and appears here with permission.
Psychiatrists in the United States are increasingly warming up to the idea of treating patients with psychedelics.
A new survey set to be published in the Psychedelic Medicine journal found “a striking positive shift in attitudes toward the therapeutic potential of hallucinogens among American psychiatrists,” compared to the same survey conducted in 2016.
Despite the boom in psychedelic research in recent years, as well as the legalization of psilocybin in Oregon as well as decriminalization in Colorado, study authors aren't aware of any of other published national surveys of American psychiatrists regarding their opinions about hallucinogens and hallucinogen-assisted therapy.
Of the 131 respondents, who were demographically similar to those who responded in 2016, 80.9 percent moderately to strongly believed that hallucinogens show promise in treating psychiatric …