Australia is the first country to let patients with depression or PTSD be prescribed psychedelics

FILE - Artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference in the Colorado Convention Center Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Denver. Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelic substances to patients with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. On Saturday, July 1, Australian physicians can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is now the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelic substances to patients with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.