Some health-care providers in Nova Scotia want more training when it comes to using psilocybin — commonly known as magic mushrooms — to help treat end-of-life distress and possibly other mood disorders.
But they say bureaucracy is stopping them from getting it. They say that hurts providers and patients.
“There’s a high need for this therapy among folks who are experiencing end-of-life anxiety … depression and existential angst,” said Jeff Toth, a registered nurse and advocate for psilocybin treatment.
“At this point not having therapists who are trained in this modality, it’s limiting [patient] access.”