It will be useful to examine, in detail, the ways in which psilocybin therapy differs from conventional mental health treatments.
We will then turn to the various conditions that psilocybin therapy can treat — or may potentially be effective at treating.
Psilocybin therapy is effective after just one or two sessions with the psychedelic compound psilocybin.
The duration of the therapeutic session is 6-8 hours, so this requires pretty much the whole day.
Along with the experiences with psilocybin, this form of therapy involves psychotherapy as well. Therapists will be present during a psilocybin session.
Studies have continued to reveal that the quality of the psilocybin experience is what drives its therapeutic benefits.
Many researchers, study participants, and regular users of psilocybin find that it is the experience itself that is transformative and healing.
This is different from antidepressants, which appear to combat depression through emotional blunting. SSRIs blunt negative emotions, which can be helpful; but they blunt positive emotions too.