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MDMA Therapy In Australia: Making History One Prescription at a Time

Psychedelics.com, March 25, 2024

On a remarkable day in January 2024, the field of mental health witnessed a history-making moment: the first prescription of MDMA for a patient with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD outside of a trial setting.

NSW Mental Health Minister Rose Jackson acknowledges calls for NSW to expand psilocybin, MDMA treatments

The Australian, March 14, 2024

NSW Mental Health Minister Rose Jackson has conceded more needs to be done to allow people suffering from severe mental health conditions to access emerging therapies such as MDMA and psilocybin.

Read the full PDF article here.

The Healing Powers of Magic Mushrooms and MDMA: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies for the Treatment of PTSD and Depression

All About You Podcast, March 3, 2024

On this episode of the All About You Podcast, Tania de Jong AM shares about our work with Mind Medicine Australia and the healing powers of these treatments.

Aussie doctor becomes first to prescribe medicinal MDMA

9 News Australia, February 11, 2024

An Australian doctor has become the talk of the medical world after becoming the first to prescribe MDMA for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

An Australian doctor has just made global history. This is what happened

The Age, February 7, 2024

A single pill administered in a borrowed medical clinic has become the talk of mental health doctors around the world. Ted Cassidy’s patient took a capsule containing a drug known by recreational users as ecstasy, but which was approved for prescription in its pure form by Australian regulators last year – for the first time ever, anywhere – to assist therapy for sufferers of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. It was one of the first dosages in Australia, alongside another given by Victorian psychiatrist Eli Kotler the same week.

Incannex and partner Clarion open Australia’s first psychedelic therapy clinic in Melbourne

Mugglehead Magazine, February 4, 2024

Mind Medicine Australia legally dosed the first patients outside of clinical trials in over 50 years last month

Caution over psychedelic meds in new approach to trauma

Yahoo! News, February 3, 2024

Melbourne psychiatrist and MMA Board Member, Dr Eli Kotler is among a handful of Australian doctors able to prescribe psychedelic medication in limited circumstances.

Tania de Jong AM on Speak with Courage

Speak with Courage! Podcast, January 31, 2024

Our Executive Director, Tania de Jong AM, discusses our work with Mind Medicine Australia.

The first patient treated in 50 years interviewed by Phillip Adams

ABC Radio - Light Night Live with Phillip Adams, January 30, 2024

Phillip Adams interviews Dr Eli Kotler and the first patient treated with MDMA therapy after 50 years in Australia.

The interview starts at 13 minutes.

Group approach may increase accessibility to psychedelic therapy

ANU College of Health & Medicine, January 23, 2024

Evidence continues to build for the use of psychedelic agents, such as psilocybin and MDMA, to treat depression, anxiety, trauma and OCD. Each therapy session takes six or more hours. This approach can create cost barriers to accessing treatment. In a bid to increase accessibility, a new study by the Australian National University (ANU) School of Medicine and Psychology will look into the viability of the application of psychedelics in a group setting. The study will run over a three-year period with funding by Mind Medicine Australia.

Melbourne mental health patients receive world-first treatment

9 News Australia, January 21, 2024

In what’s being hailed as a world first, mental health patients in Melbourne have been treated with magic mushrooms for psychedelic drug therapy

‘Historic moment’: How world leading psychedelic drug therapy started in Melbourne this week

Herald Sun, January 20, 2024

In what’s being hailed a world first, mental health patients have received psychedelic drug treatment with MDMA or psilocybin — better known as magic mushrooms — in Melbourne this week.

The ancient remedy achieving a year’s worth of therapy in a day

7 News Australia, January 20, 2024

Melbourne has become the first place in the world where magic mushrooms and MDMA can be prescribed for severe mental health conditions. The first patients began the treatment this week and their doctors have been shocked by the results.

Psychiatrists give the First Psychedelic Medicine Dosing Sessions in Clinical Settings in 50 Years this Week in Melbourne Australia

Mind Medicine Australia, January 19, 2024

This week the first two patients received treatment with psychedelic-assisted therapy as part of the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) Authorised Prescriber (AP) program in Melbourne, Australia with medicines and training supplied through Mind Medicine Australia.

From the Heart

Peninsula Essence, December 1, 2023

Tania de Jong AM, Mind Medicine Australia Executive Director, is featured in this article. “These transformational therapies will improve the lives of millions of people” she says.

Australia leading the way in psychedelic therapies | 7 News Australia

7 News, October 31, 2023

Leading Psychiatrist and Researcher, Dr Ben Sessa (UK) is currently in Australia overseeing the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT) to CPAT training programs for psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists and other practitioners. Please join us for his upcoming public lectures and workshops: https://mindmedicineaustralia.org.au/dr-ben-sessa-uk-australian-tour-2023/

Pioneering Psychedelic Healing and Empowering Voices for Change

Psychedelic Healing Podcast, October 13, 2023

Our Executive Director shares about the work we do at Mind Medicine Australia and how psychedelic-assisted therapy can address the growing mental health crisis.

The Antidepressant Story

ABC News, September 6, 2023

Around one in seven Australians now take some sort of antidepressant. Globally they have made the pharmaceutical industry billions of dollars. While many people say they have benefited from taking them, this week’s Four Corners from the BBC’s Panorama reveals the physical and mental side effects of the drugs can be wide-ranging and are often downplayed.

Psychedelics for Certain Mental Health Conditions ‘World First’, Say Founders of Mind Medicine Australia

The Epoch Times, August 29, 2023

The use of psychedelics for PTSD and drug-resistant depression has gained attention in recent months following the reclassification by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) from category nine to category eight.

Read the full PDF article here.

Breaking Boundaries: Medical Psychedelics

FN Arena, August 21, 2023

Australian companies are establishing themselves in the emerging market of medical psychedelics after Australia became the first country in the world to legalize the use of psychedelics for mental illness.

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