#45 - MDMA and LSD Therapy with Peter Gasser

Today’s episode features Dr Peter Gasser, the president of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy. 

Professor Nutt and Dr Gasser talk about the rather unusual and innovative attitude to psychedelic research in Switzerland.  

How can Britain learn from the Swiss? What are the drug policies in the Albert Hofmann’s – the discoverer of LSD – country? 


Who is Peter Gasser?

Dr Peter Gasser is a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the President of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy since 1997. After LSD was criminalized worldwide he was the first person to conduct research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Additionally, he holds a permission for and provides treatment using MDMA and LSD. 


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Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy 

International Symposium on the Occasion of the 100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann 

Albert Hofmann  


Post-traumatic stress disorder 

MAPS - Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies 

War on drugs - US political campaign  

The Psychedelic Renaissance  

Pilot study on LSD-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety Associated With Life-threatening Diseases 

End of life anxiety 

Obsessive compulsive disorder 

Cluster headache 

Psycholytic therapy with MDMA and LSD in Switzerland - MAPS article