Study: Majority of American Psychiatric Association Members Believe Psychedelics Show Promise in Treating Psychiatric Conditions

November 9, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

study published in September in the journal Psychedelic Medicine found a majority of respondents – randomly selected American Psychiatric Association (APA) members – moderately or strongly believed that hallucinogens show promise in treating psychiatric conditions (80.9%) and substance use disorders (60.8%).

A majority of those surveyed also moderately or strongly supported research into hallucinogens‘ therapeutic potential for psychiatric conditions (93.9%) and substance use disorders (88.6%), as well as federal funding of associated clinical trials – 84.7% and 80.9%, respectively.

The survey was a follow-up to a 2016 survey which found 50.4% of respondents reporting moderate or strong intentions to incorporate hallucinogen-assisted therapy into their practice.

The survey was sent to 1,000 randomly selected American Psychiatric Association members, including 250 resident-fellows and 750 attending psychiatrists, in late 2022 and early 2023, and had a 13.1% response rate. (Full Story)

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