Journal article

Advancing elite athlete mental health treatment with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

Courtney C Walton, Paul Liknaitzky

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Despite a politically vilified past, classical psychedelics, including lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, and dimethyltryptamine (DMT), are experiencing a revival in scientific and clinical research. When used under the appropriate guidance and setting, these substances show promise for substantially improving well-being and reducing mental ill-health alongside an excellent safety profile. Elite athletes are known to experience mental health disorder symptomatology and psychological distress at similar, if not higher, rates to the general population. Therefore, this promising line of research may be relevant to mental health treatment within elite sport. Psychedelic treatment may ..

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