Psychedelics are going mainstream. Not only is the US FDA supportive of research, dozens of medical studies are proving such treatments could be helpful, including Johns Hopkins Medicine and New York University. In research to date, psilocybin has been found to help treat mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. LSD may be able to help patients with alcohol addiction and other mental disorders. MDMA-assisted therapy could help treat eating disorders, including anorexia and binge eating.
California Would Legalize Possession Of Psychedelics Like LSD, DMT And Psilocybin Under New Senate Bill
Possession of psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms, LSD and DMT would be legalized in California under a new Senate bill that was introduced on Wednesday.
MindMed is one of those companies. The Toronto-based firm is led by JR Rahn, a former Uber executive whose cocaine addiction led him to try psychedelics as a treatment—an experience he credits with saving his life. Rahn believes drugs like LSD could hold the key to helping the millions of people who have been driven to despair by the pandemic.
LSD may alter consciousness by freeing the brain from its natural barriers, allowing neurons that wouldn't normally interact, to have unusual conversations, brain scans show.
‘Microdosers’ of LSD and Magic Mushrooms are Wiser and [...]
The use of psychedelics, especially naturally-occurring ones, dates back centuries. History has it that many of them served various traditional and healing purposes among the indigenous people in different parts of the world. However, their healing qualities have had a checkered past. This is now changing.
It took decades for the cannabis to become legal for recreational use and there does not seem to be a time in the near future that you can just walk into a dispensary and purchase magic mushrooms in the same way as you would marijuana, but thanks to the tireless work of some advocates for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, psilocybin could be legal for medical use soon.
In this article, financial journalist Marc Davis discusses the mass [...]
A groundswell of public interest is building around a subset of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness. Why? Because human beings are evolving
The psychedelic state induced by LSD appears to weaken the association between anatomical brain structure and functional connectivity, according to new research published in the journal NeuroImage.