MK Disability Lawyers partner Rupa Karyampudi was honoured to be featured in a recent article by Legal Matters about research into the benefits of psychedelic drug therapy. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters website to read the full article.
Psychedelic drug-assisted therapy is proving to be effective in treating mental health issues but getting insurance provider approval for its use will likely be a challenge for , says Toronto and Markham-area disability lawyer Rupa Karyampudi.
Research has shown that psychedelic drugs are effective at treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, chronic pain and substance abuse disorder,” says Karyampudi, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers. “The main obstacle is the lack of understanding and the taboo associated with psychedelics. But the initial research is extremely promising and there is a very low downside, according to studies I have read.
“I honestly believe this is going to be a huge revolution in mental health care,” she tells LegalMattersCanada.ca. “Currently, the types of treatment being used, especially for conditions such as , anxiety and depression, are not that effective. It is almost hit and miss and it can take a great deal of trial and error with different medications, usually with plenty of side effects. Even then, they are only marginally effective.”
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