Can a Psychedelic Drug Save the Terminally Ill from their Deepest Fears of Death?

Can a Psychedelic Drug Save the Terminally Ill from their Deepest Fears of Death?

“Ross and Dwyer are at the centre of the country's first clinical trial of psychedelic drugs for treating severe depression in the terminally ill. Within a month, they will begin recruiting 40 depressed and incurable patients in an attempt to relieve their distress with a novel treatment: between one and two 25-milligram doses of synthetic psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient found in "magic mushrooms", accompanied by intensive psychotherapy sessions…”

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Psychedelics Change How You Read Faces, Which May Help Anxiety and Depression

Psychedelics Change How You Read Faces, Which May Help Anxiety and Depression

“A new systematic review states that serotonergic hallucinogens help users recognize emotions in facial expressions. Sufferers of anxiety and depression often only read negative emotions in other people's faces, adding to their malaise. While more research is needed, psychedelics could prove to be a powerful agent in battling mental health disorders…”

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Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk Could Alleviate Depression For Up To Four Weeks

Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk Could Alleviate Depression For Up To Four Weeks

“A milky, psychoactive secretion that oozes from the glands of a North American toad could provide a fast-acting and extremely potent treatment for depression, according to a new study. The amphibian in question is the Colorado river toad, or Bufo alvarius…”

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Ritualistic Ayahuasca Users Tend to Have Positive Health and Psychosocial Well-being

 Ritualistic Ayahuasca Users Tend to Have Positive Health and Psychosocial Well-being

“New research provides evidence that the ritualistic use of the psychedelic drug ayahuasca is not a significant public health concern — and could in fact have potential benefits. The study has been published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs…”

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The Extraordinary Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs Explained

The Extraordinary Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs Explained

“Though psychedelic drugs remain illegal, guided ceremonies, or sessions, are happening across the country, as more Americans seek out safe, structured environments to use psychedelics for spiritual growth and psychological healing. This new world of psychedelic-assisted therapy functions as a kind of parallel mental health service…”

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Ayahuasca for Addiction? That's a Trip

Ayahuasca for Addiction? That's a Trip

So, what about using ancient plant medicines to treat addiction? It may seem completely contradictory to treat someone who has a substance use disorder with a psychedelic drug that may induce hallucinations, but there's emerging evidence to support this approach… 

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Ayahuasca for PTSD: Interview with "From Shock to Awe" Producer

 Ayahuasca for PTSD: Interview with "From Shock to Awe" Producer

“In this interview with the From Shock to Awe co-creator and producer Janine Sagert, we discuss whether ayahuasca is a “cure” for PTSD, where the film’s subjects are now (and if they’ve drank any more ayahuasca), the inspiration behind the film, and more…”

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Psychedelic Retreats And The Future Of Mental Health: A Review

Psychedelic Retreats And The Future Of Mental Health: A Review

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent investors are betting that the eventual legalisation of psychedelics could create the next big frontier in the mental health industry. For instance, Peter Thiel is behind one company, Compass, that has reportedly already made tens of thousands of doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, Psilocybin, for the treatment of depression…

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psychedelic.support Creates a Network for Psychedelic Therapists

psychedelic.support Creates a Network for Psychedelic Therapists

psychedelic.support is a website that will showcase clinics and providers who are looking to network with one another and connect with people seeking treatment. This site could soon become a useful asset to anyone interested in the professional world of psychedelic-related therapy… Continue reading

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