A NEW UNDERSTANDING

2016 | LINEAR | Website

A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using psilocybin to facilitate deep spiritual experiences. The story probes the confluence of science and spirituality in the first psychedelic research with terminally ill patients since the 1970s. Through the eyes of patients, their loved ones, therapists and researchers, we look at the controlled use of psilocybin to reduce psychospiritual anxiety, depression, and physical pain. The treatment aims to help patients understand that a 'good' death is possible, and to help the families deal well with the dying process.

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