Are the effects of psychedelic-assisted treatment permanent?

No, the effects of psychedelic-assisted therapy are not permanent and the duration of impact can vary by individual. Some studies have documented symptom relief lasting from a few weeks to years.1,2 Psychedelic integration can help individuals implement positive behavioral changes that may lead to lasting relief, but some may need or wish to repeat their psychedelic sessions at future intervals. See: What is psychedelic integration?


1. Siegel, et al. (2021 April). Prolonged ketamine infusion modulates limbic connectivity and induces sustained remission of treatment-resistant depression. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

2. PSYCH (October 2021). Psych: The Psychedelics As Medicine Report – Third Edition.