Doris Bersing, PhD

Deepak Chopra Shares How Psychedelics May Help Treat Depression, PTSD, and More

Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra, an Indian-American author and advocate of alternative medicine, is a prominent figure in the New Age movement. His books and videos have made him one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in the field of alternative medicine. In an interview in early December 2023, he claimed that psychedelics could help people experiencing mental health illnesses.  In the article titled “Deepak Chopra Shares How Psychedelics May Help Treat Depression, PTSD, and More he said, Psilocybin has been used for thousands of years in cultures across the world for depression, but also for the expansion of consciousness. He added that there is increasing evidence that psilocybin may enhance neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s ability to undergo adaptive structural and functional changes. Take a look at the complete article.

To support the growing interest in the use of psychedelics in mental health, the California Institute of Integral Studies, a graduate school in San Francisco, has launched the first graduatelevel training program in Psychedelic-assisted therapy, which is expected to revolutionize clinical mental health treatment.

Consequently, all advocates for this treatment must grapple with an important question regarding appropriate training and ethical standards; this matter continues to be a concern. Approval for therapies incorporating MDMA and psilocybin is a possibility, but it is imperative that we have competent guides to steer us through the experience.