Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that countless trauma survivors, soldiers and veterans have to live with every day. Conventional treatments for overcoming PTSD are notoriously ineffective, often involving a slew of powerful prescription drugs that have mountains of side effects yet offer limited relief. Thankfully, psychedelics like cannabis, ayahuasca, ibogaine, and MDMA are starting to offer some PTSD sufferers true relief.
In this continuing conversation with Professor David Nutt, we speak about how we are learning to pair specific psychedelic treatments with certain conditions, and how some of these findings—particularly with PTSD—are welcome surprises. At the end of the article, we’ve also listed resources for anyone wanting to delve deeper into this subject with further interviews, documentaries, and nonprofit organizations that are helping people in need find treatment.