What is neuromedicine-assisted psychotherapy?
Neuromedicine-assisted psychotherapy (NMAP) refers to the use of psychoactive medicines (including those referred to as ‘psychedelics’) together with psychological therapy.
Traditional approaches to mental health conditions usually involve taking a tablet every day for months or years, or attending therapy sessions for extended periods.
One of the most striking differences with NMAPs is the duration of therapeutic effects achieved with short-term treatment. Just two or three sessions can produce positive results lasting longer than six months.
NMAPs are emerging as a potent tool to alleviate those mental health conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and substance use disorders, that don’t respond to conventional treatments.