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Psychedelics could treat mental disorders

When drugs such as ecstasy, LSD and magic mushrooms are talked about it is usually in terms of crime.

However there is increasing evidence that those same illegal drugs may hold out real hope for treating mental illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder and depression.

One of Australia’s leading philanthropists Peter Hunt will next week launch the not-for-profit group Mind Medicine Australia and he tells Mark it’s time to look for new ways to treat people.

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