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Psilocybin Therapy | Moyenda Research & Healing Institute

In this article we explore the healing effects that Psilocybin Therapy offers those with PTSD symptoms; even if they are treatment resistant.

In the United States, a staggering number of adults—around 70%—have encountered at least one traumatic event in their lives.

From these experiences, approximately 20% develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that affects over 13 million Americans, constituting about 5% of the population at any given time may experience PTSD in their lives.

Despite available treatments like psychotherapy and medication, about a third with PTSD remain untreated with a growing number yet to be diagnosed but experience PTSD-like symptoms.

Conventional treatment methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) sometimes help reduce symptoms but the non-response rates ranges from 20% to 50%.

Recent studies highlight the shortcomings of traditional treatments as a 2022 study on CBT found that only 27% of participants experienced significant improvement.

Similarly, reviews on SSRIs concluded modest response rates, indicating the need for alternative approaches.

Enter Psilocybin Therapy, a promising alternative that offers unique advantages that are unlike the traditional treatments, as it focus primarily on symptom reduction and takes a holistic approach that delves into the root causes of PTSD.

Participants in qualitative studies have shared transformative experiences during psilocybin sessions, reporting emotional release, connectedness, and resolution of past traumas.

Groundbreaking research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry in 2022 revealed substantial reductions in PTSD symptoms among participants undergoing Psilocybin sessions with lasting benefits observed over time.

Participants experienced decreases in intrusive thoughts, hyperarousal, and avoidance behaviors, alongside improved emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships as Psilocybin Therapy not only reduces symptoms but also fosters emotional resilience and personal growth.

Researchers are also delving into the psychological and neurobiological processes underlying Psilocybin's therapeutic effects as understanding how it promotes emotional processing and neural plasticity is crucial for optimizing treatment outcomes.

As evidence supporting Psilocybin Therapy grows, optimism within the scientific and medical communities flourishes as its potential to offer new hope and healing to those resistant to conventional treatments underscores the transformative power of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

While the use of Psilocybin Mushrooms is still controversial, many people have reported positive experiences and benefits when used properly.

Those new to Plant Medicines should consult with Moyenda Institute for valuable insights and expert guidance on safe and effective practices.

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