People who use drugs understand drugs and drug use in ways that are often different to the way knowledge of drug use is constructed within the dominant medico-legal discourse. Their
PRISM in the media
There is increasing evidence that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is effective for a range of psychological conditions. There are likely numerous mechanisms of action that contribute to these clinical effects. One such
…Earlier this year PRISM obtained approval to give psilocybin to 30 terminally ill patients at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne to ease their end-of-life anxiety and crisis. It’s a
“After one dose of psilocybin, death anxiety declined…nothing in psychology comes close to that!”, psychiatrist Margaret Ross. St. Vincent’s hospital will undergo novel trials involving psychedelic drugs to help treat
Psychedelics are a broad category of drugs that can produce profound changes in consciousness. “Magic mushrooms”, containing psilocybin, have been used by some indigenous communities for at least 1,000 years. Other
The correlation between mental health conditions and technology suggests that our increased screen time is contributing to poorer overall wellbeing and even addictive symptoms. A new kind of technology called
Should Australian Psychology Consider Enhancing Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Psychedelic Drugs? A Call for Research
International research is increasingly demonstrating that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can enhance psychotherapeutic outcomes and be effective for some treatment-refractory mental illnesses; however, there is an absence of any such research in
Innovative psychedelic research
The re-emergence of psychedelic research places a crucial emphasis on a holistic approach to mental health from pharmacology, neurobiological process, ecological connection, and therapeutic support. PRISM supports research and clinical development of therapies where current options provide limited relief.
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