Doctor Advocating Psychedelic Therapy kills son in a tragic murder-suicide

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Parth Gandhi, a well-known doctor and advocate for psychedelic therapy, has been implicated in the murder-suicide of his teenage son. The tragedy occurred amidst a bitter decade-long custody battle in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On May 13, 2023, local authorities received a distressing call reporting a body found at the Psychedelic Therapy and Research office complex. Responding to the call, law enforcement discovered the lifeless bodies of Dr. Parth Gandhi, 49, and his 16-year-old son, Om Moses Gandhi.

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Dr. Parth Gandhi was a psychologist and neuroscientist who advanced the clinical use of psychedelic therapy. He was the founder and director of the SCPTR clinic, the first psychedelic research and therapy company in Utah.

The custody dispute between Parth Gandhi and Om’s mother, Leah Moses had been ongoing for years. Friends and supporters of Moses assert that she had made numerous abuse allegations against Gandhi throughout their tumultuous relationship.